Rethinking the Management of Foundation Endowments

Publication date: 
March, 2010
The Commonwealth Fund

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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