Drawing on interviews with its grantee partners involved in Hurricane Sandy recovery work, this report from the North Star Fund presents the largely unacknowledged role that community-based organizations—especially activist groups—played in the immediate aftermath of the storm and includes recommendations and priorities for moving forward with recovery and building long-term resiliency.
The D5 Coalition annual report highlights tools and resources, recently completed research, and approaches that can help foundations and philanthropic organizations advance diversity, equity and inclusion.
This interactive data platform defines what "democracy funding" means for philanthropy, establishes a baseline for such funding, and allows users to quickly grasp, in terms of both major trends and detail, who is funding what and where, across the nation.
This paper examines board functioning in relation to both legal and broader conceptions of accountability, and empirical evidence from over 5,100 nonprofits in the Urban Institute National Survey of Nonprofit Governance . It discusses areas of board weakness and considers different approaches to improving them, including regulation, self-regulation, policy-oriented strategies, and management-oriented strategies.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation offers an online racial equity resource guide. The web-based, interactive solution provides individuals and organizations with access to extensive learning materials, tools and data on racial inequities, their impact on communities of color and the process for healing racial wounds so that communities can work together across differences.
A sample of IRS form 990, which is an annual reporting return that certain federally tax-exempt organizations must file with the IRS. It provides information on the filing organization's mission, programs, and finances.
Foundations seeking to meet demands for greater transparency have some help in the form of a new guide. “Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency” was produced by GrantCraft, an arm of the Foundation Center, which provides resources to grant makers.