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Moving Beyond the Economic Crisis: Foundations Assess the Impact and Their ResponseNovember 2010
By Steven Lawrence, Director of ResearchGiving by U.S. foundations is poised for modest overall growth in 2011, after remaining flat in 2010. But it may take several years for giving to match the peak level recorded in 2008, according to findings in Moving Beyond the Economic Crisis: Foundations Assess the Impact and Their Response. The survey also found that, among the foundations that made changes to operations or grantmaking priorities as a result of the economic crisis, few expect those changes to persist long-term.
Foundations' Year-end Outlook for Giving and the SectorNovember 2009
By Steven Lawrence, Director of ResearchFoundation giving will likely decline by more than 10 percent in 2009 according to survey findings released by the Foundation Center. Based on responses of close to 600 foundations, Foundations' Year-end Outlook for Giving and the Sector also finds that continued reductions are expected in 2010. However, more than three-quarters expect that the field of philanthropy will become more strategic as a result of having weathered the crisis.
The Foundation and Corporate Response to the Economic Crisis: An UpdateJuly 2009
This updated analysis examines giving by close to 140 institutional donors that have announced $322 million in support for efforts to assist organizations and individuals affected by the crisis.
Foundations Address the Impact of the Economic CrisisApril 2009
By Steven Lawrence, Director of ResearchThis new research advisory, the latest in a series that sheds light on the impact of the economic downturn on the nonprofit sector, examines how U.S. foundations are coping with the crisis. The findings are based on early 2009 survey responses of more than 1,200 U.S. foundations. Close to two-thirds of the respondents expect to reduce their grants in 2009, the survey finds, and over half said that they will rely on more non-grantmaking activities in their support for nonprofits.
Grantmakers Describe the Impact of the Economic Crisis on Their GivingMarch 2009
By Lawrence T. McGill, Vice President for Research,This research advisory looks at public statements made by more than one-third of the 100 largest U.S. foundations by giving and 35 other foundation and corporate funders that have described their giving plans, ranging from raising payout rates to reducing administrative costs to cutting programs altogether.
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A First Look at the Foundation and Corporate Response to the Economic CrisisJanuary 2009
By Steven Lawrence, Director of ResearchLawrence examines giving by close to 50 institutional donors that have announced over $100 million in support for efforts ranging from reducing the number of foreclosures to shoring up food banks and services for the homeless.
Do Foundation Giving Priorities Change
February 13, 2009
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