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Based on a survey of more than 250 community foundations that collectively hold more than 90 percent of the field's assets, the 2018 Columbus Survey report found that total community foundation assets increased 0.12 percent on a year-over-year basis, to $86.8 billion.

Topic: Grantmaking

The annual Giving in Numbers infographic offers the very first look at the latest trends that are defining the strategies behind corporate social investments.

Audience: Corporate Giving
Topic: Grantmaking

This study shows how 987 of Foundation Source clients with assets of less than $50 million fared in 2018 vs. 2017. The report found that in 2018, despite declines to their asset balances, these foundations nearly matched their previous year’s disbursements, collectively awarding almost $300 million in grants.

Topic: Grantmaking

Through the Kids Count Data Center you can access hundreds of measures of child well-being, incluing all those regularly used in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Data Book. Information can be examined at the state, regional, and national levels.

Audience: All Funders

Seeking ways to maximize the social and economic returns of their place-based impact investments, foundations, CDFIs, private investors, and others are turning to collaboration.

Topic: Finance

A new pilot study from The Conference Board and the Impact Genome Project® (IGP) introduces standardized social outcomes to help measure and compare the performance of societal investments. 

Audience: Corporate Giving

Twice a year, the YourCause team publishes an Industry Review focused on evaluating employee engagement and corporate social responsibility programs.  This issue focuses on performance data collected and consolidated from the YourCause Employee Engagement platform, CSRconnect, between January and December of 2018.

Audience: Corporate Giving

This report discusses how the zip code among other factors play a major role in the safety and development of the youth within America. Depending on the area a child is more likely to experience community violence by living in a neighborhood with diminished economic opportunities compared to a more affluent one.

Audience: All Funders

Women Give 2019 is the first study to explore the intersection of race, giving and gender. The report finds that generosity is a value shared by all communities, and that women across race and ethnicity are leading through philanthropy. As communities of color grow in wealth and influence, the study demonstrates the unique perspectives women of color bring to philanthropy and underscores the importance of understanding and engaging donors from diverse backgrounds.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has released The Philanthropy Framework, a tool for analysis and planning to guide emerging and established philanthropies to better align resources for maximum impact.

Audience: All Funders

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