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Neal R. Hegarty Joins Foundation Center
Board of Trustees

8/19/14
Neal Hegarty

Neal R. Hegarty, vice president of programs at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, has been elected to Foundation Center's board of trustees. His service will commence with the board's meeting in November, 2014.

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New Website Captures the Global Human Rights Funding Landscape

7/17/14
Advancing Human Rights: Update on Global Foundation Grantmaking

Foundation Center and the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) have produced two new resources designed to advance knowledge and facilitate strategic decision making in the field of human rights philanthropy. According to Advancing Human Rights: Update on Global Foundation Grantmaking, 745 foundations in 34 countries made over 17,000 grants totaling $1.7 billion in human rights funding in 2011. These statistics are brought to life in an interactive website that enables exploration of giving by issue focus, population focus, and region and includes top funder lists, sample grants, and case studies.

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Dr. John Patrick Bailey Is New Director of Cleveland Office

7/15/14
John Patrick Bailey, Ph.D.

John Patrick Bailey, Ph.D., a seasoned leader with extensive operational and organizational management experience in the social sector, became the director of Foundation Center's regional office in Cleveland on June 2, 2014.

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Foundation Center Launches GrantCraft Makeover

6/25/14

GrantCraft is a service of the Foundation Center that harnesses the practical wisdom of funders worldwide to provide free resources that improve the practice of philanthropy. A completely redesigned GrantCraft website is conveniently organized by strategies, issues, and content types. The new site is home to guides, blogs, videos, and other media that address questions faced by funders of all types around the world, helping to support a global movement of strategic philanthropy.

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Foundation Center, InterAction Announce Partnership

5/29/14

The Foundation Center and InterAction (a coalition of non-governmental organizations that work on international development and humanitarian assistance) have announced a strategic partnership to promote greater visibility and understanding of global private development assistance. The partnership will focus on data sharing, capacity building, and data analysis within the NGO and foundation communities, including: increasing the amount of publicly available information; improving practice around data collection, management, and dissemination; and exploring which factors currently drive resource allocations by nonprofits, foundations, and other relevant philanthropic actors.

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New Research on the Field of Black Male Achievement Highlights Successes and Opportunities

5/13/14

Building a Beloved Community: Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement is a timely resource in light of a growing chorus of national initiatives focused on improving the economic, social, and physical well-being of black males, including President Obama’s announcement in February 2014 launching My Brother’s Keeper. Based on interviews with 50 leaders in the social, academic, government, and business sectors — including Robert K. Ross, president of the California Endowment; Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation; and Emmett Carson, president and CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation — the report explores diverse, multi-disciplinary, and cross-sector efforts in the field.

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Deborah D. Hoover Joins Foundation Center Board of Trustees

4/23/14

Deborah D. Hoover was elected to the Foundation Center's board of trustees on April 10, 2014. She is president and CEO of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, advisory board chair of the Foundation Center's library/learning center in Cleveland, and chair of the Fund for Our Economic Future.

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New Report on Foundation Funding to Address Domestic Violence

4/21/14

Foundation Funding to Address Domestic Violence in California, supported by the Blue Shield of California Foundation, is the first-ever examination of philanthropy’s contribution to the field of domestic violence. Using data from the Foundation Center’s research database, the report provides a landscape analysis to inform community organizations, funders, government agencies, and other stakeholders working to improve prevailing statistics that show one in three women will experience rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in her lifetime.

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Foundation Center, One Spark Announce Partnership

4/15/14

The Foundation Center and One Spark, Inc. have announced a strategic alliance designed to connect people working on great ideas to the resources they need to make them a reality. The partnership will help open up new funding pathways for nonprofit organizations affiliated with the One Spark community.

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Foundation Center, OECD Announce Partnership

4/10/14

The Foundation Center and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have announced a strategic partnership to align and share international funding data to promote greater visibility and understanding of global development finance. By working together, the two organizations will be able to deliver a large and varied set of data into the hands of international policymakers, practitioners, and funders to improve strategic decision making by these groups and increase efficiencies in tackling global challenges.

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New Guide Helps Funders Adopt a Transparency Mindset

2/6/14

As funders face an increasing demand by the nonprofit sector, the public, and governments to be more transparent, a new GrantCraft guide provides practical advice for funders to publicly share various aspects of their operations, work, and knowledge. Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency presents real-world case studies that demonstrate the value of foundation transparency.

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