Economic Security

Survey: Investing in Mass Transit Key to Economic Growth and Job Creation

Publication date: 
07/2013
The Rockefeller Foundation survey findings illustrate a growing awareness among residents in four cities (where the Rockefeller Foundation is supporting efforts to build Bus Rapid Transit [BRT] systems) that investments in mass transit are key to economic growth, job creation and making cities more livable.

The Economic Security and Well-Being Index for Women in New York City

Publication date: 
04/2013
This new report from New York Women’s Foundation provides an in-depth analysis of the economic security, health and safety, and well-being of women in 59 community districts in order to provide baseline information and data on the status of women and girls living throughout the five boroughs.
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Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013

Publication date: 
04/2013
Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013 is an annual industry forecast written by leading philanthropy scholar Lucy Bernholz about the social economy — private capital used for public good.The Blueprint provides an overview of the current landscape, points to major trends, and directs your attention to horizons where you can expect some important breakthroughs in the coming year.
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Where Do We Go From Here? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys

Publication date: 
09/2012
This report examines U.S. foundation giving explicitly in support of black males by issue area, type of support and geographic area served. The analyses explore patterns of giving by larger U.S. foundations over the past eight years, with a focus on giving from 2008 to 2010.

A Harder Struggle, Fewer Opportunities: The Impact of the Governor's Proposed Budget on Women, Children, and Families

Publication date: 
03/2011
This new gender budget analysis report reveals that low-income women across racial lines — already vulnerable to the continuing effects of the economic recession — bear a disproportionate burden of cuts in Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget and are placed at even greater risk of poverty and other factors that contribute to long-term economic stagnation.

Standing on Shaky Ground: Americans' Experiences with Economic Insecurity

Publication date: 
12/2010
Ninety-three percent of American households suffered at least one "substantial economic shock" in the 18-month period from March 2008 to September 2009, according to this report from the Rockefeller Foundation and Yale University. It draws on two surveys fielded in the spring and fall of 2009 and its results are a companion to the national Economic Security Index, which has shown that economic insecurity has worsened since the mid-1980s.
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Rethinking the Management of Foundation Endowments

Publication date: 
03/2010
This report by John Craig, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Commonwealth Fund, analyzes the effects of recent financial turmoil on foundation endowments thus far, offers lessons from the current economic crisis and earlier ones that could help boards and investment committees responsible for foundation endowments avoid mistakes going forward, and examines alternative models available to foundations for managing their endowments.
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Lessons from the Field: Becoming Strategic: The Evolution of the Flinn Foundation

Publication date: 
03/2009
In 2002, Arizona’s Flinn Foundation began implementing a strategy that focused on boosting its state’s bioscience economy and relied heavily on building collaborative partnerships. Since that time, Arizona has had dramatic increases in jobs, research funding, businesses, and wages within the bioscience sector. This case study illustrates the benefits of taking a strategic approach to maximize a foundation’s impact. It describes how Flinn’s leaders narrowed the Foundation’s focus and assessed its performance.
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