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February 25, 2015

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Funder's Forum: The Pinkerton Foundation

Funder's Forum The Pinkerton Foundation was established in 1966 to support community-based programs for children, youth, and families in economically disadvantaged areas in New York City. Pinkerton favors direct-service programs that have one overriding goal: to help young people reach their full potential. Foundation Center asked its president, Richard M. Smith:


Question How is the Pinkerton Foundation able to increase its impact working with community-based programs for children and youth in under-resourced areas?

Find out the answer»

CF Insights Moves to Foundation Center

CF Insights Foundation Center and FSG (a mission-driven consulting firm supporting leaders creating social change) have announced that CF (Community Foundation) Insights is now operating under the auspices of Foundation Center. This transition positions CF Insights to have an even greater impact as a service to its foundation members and a resource for the broader social sector. Through CF Insights, community foundations can improve performance and sustainability both individually and collectively.



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Foundation Center Trustees in the News

Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker headshot

Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, president of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, recently spoke at the My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge National Convening, a White House panel on philanthropy's role in advancing opportunities for young people of color in America's cities.

Marcia A. Smith headshot

Marcia A. Smith is president of Firelight Media, which develops diverse documentary filmmakers to tell untold stories. Firelight Media is one of nine recipients of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The award recognizes exceptional nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated creativity and impact.



Learn more about the National Convening


2015 recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Webinar Recording

Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement: Strategies for Success

Building a Beloved Community: Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement For a webinar earlier this month presented by EPIP (Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy), Foundation Center's director of research for special projects, Seema Shah, joined experts working to improve black male achievement. Through the lens of our landmark report, Building a Beloved Community: Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement, the speakers explored capacity-building and systems-change strategies from the bird's eye to the grassroots to learn what's working.



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Recent Foundation Center Publications


Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2014: Data to Drive Decisions


Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2015


Key Facts on U.S. Foundations, 2014 ed.


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New in PND


Lowell Perry Lowell Perry, a national youth advocate,
asks whether funding to equip police officers with body cameras could be better spent on interventions to help boys and young men of color long before they come to the attention of law enforcement. More»

New at Glasspockets

Sally Crowley Sally Crowley, communications director for the John R. Oishei Foundation, shares lessons the foundation learned in creating and implementing a social media strategy. More»

New at GrantCraft

Maria Pignataro Nielsen Maria Pignataro Nielsen, chief human resources officer at The Atlantic Philanthropies, discusses how to retain engaged and productive staff while spending down. More»

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