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Rethinking the Management of Foundation Endowments

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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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Guardian's 6th Annual Workplace Benefits Study Finds Student Loan Debt Growth Fastest Among Boomers

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04/17/2019
According to a new white paper from The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America(R) (Guardian), baby boomers are increasingly feeling the strain of student loan debt — and it’s having a major impact on their overall well-being.
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Pursuit Bonds, Funded by Inherent Foundation, Helps Provide Workforce Training for Disadvantaged New Yorkers

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03/15/2019
Jukay Hsu is an enthusiastic Amazon backer. He wanted the company to build a big new campus in New York and participated in wooing it. He met with Amazon executives and appeared in a video pitch, and his tech-training program for disadvantaged New...
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Rockefeller Foundation Establishes Atlas AI - New Startup to Generate Actionable Intelligence on Global Development Challenges

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02/11/2019
The Rockefeller Foundation marked the public launch of Atlas AI, a social enterprise established by the Foundation and a team of Stanford University professors to develop data products to support global development. Atlas AI works at the...

Weinberg Foundation Partners with Major Donors in Groundbreaking $25M National Initiative to Increase Mobility from Poverty

Release Date: 
02/04/2019
A pioneering $25 million, four-year initiative to spur the development of new solutions to sustainably lift families out of poverty, and to promote dynamic leaders who will aim to change the national conversation around social and economic mobility...

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