Providing for the Long Term: Supporting Endowments and Investable Assets

Publication date: 
October, 2004

GrantCraft provides this guide for grant makers to discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of supporting endowments and alternatives to endowments. When the goal is to help strong organizations make longer-term programmatic plans and diversify their sources of funding, endowments can be helpful. But they're far from foolproof. This guide offers some thoughts on how to avoid the most common mistakes and get the most from endowment grant making.