Friday, October 16, 2015
Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Others Make $1.1M Grants to CEP and GEO
Phil Buchanan and Kathleen Enright both lead organizations with similar goals — to help foundations improve their grantmaking so they have more impact. They both are founding presidents of their groups, the Center for Effective Philanthropy and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. And they started their jobs within a few months of each other in 2001.
Now they have one more thing in common, something that many of their peers will no doubt envy: Their organizations have each received a surprise $1.1-million unsolicited grant from six foundations to spend on anything they wish.
Think of it as a MacArthur "genius award" for nonprofits — courtesy of the Ford, Hewlett, Kresge, Packard, and Robert Wood Johnson foundations, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. . .