Stories

Evaluation, Effectiveness

Toward Equity: Evaluation is Not Neutral

Toward Equity: Evaluation is Not Neutral

The Foundation supports the Equitable Evaluation Initiative, a field-wide effort to advance equity through evaluation.

Foundation, President's Updates

President’s Update: Fall 2019

President’s Update: Fall 2019

Lauren B. Dachs reflects on the Foundation’s commitment to learning and sharing knowledge as it nears conclusion.

Education, Character

Fertile Ground for Philanthropy: Social and Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time

Fertile Ground for Philanthropy: Social and Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time

Rebecca Goldberg writes about opportunities for grantmakers to positively influence adult practices that support social and emotional learning for young people.

Foundation, President's Updates

President’s Update: Spring 2019

President’s Update: Spring 2019

Lauren B. Dachs reflects on 2018, a year marked by external change and continued progress as the Foundation nears conclusion in 2020.

Exits, Effectiveness

Keeping What Counts: Should Limited-life Foundations Create Archives?

Keeping What Counts: Should Limited-life Foundations Create Archives?

A new essay examines what foundations leave behind when they close, and the benefits and challenges of establishing various types of archives.

Water, Environment

Incentives Prove Vital to Waterbird Habitats

Incentives Prove Vital to Waterbird Habitats

New research shows the impact of extreme drought – and of incentive programs designed to ensure that waterbirds have a home in the Central Valley.

Effectiveness

Working with Consultants Series

Working with Consultants Series

This collection of resources can help any nonprofit or grantmaker engage the right consultant to match its need, budget, and work style.

Foundation, President's Updates

President’s Update: Spring 2018

President’s Update: Spring 2018

Lauren B. Dachs reflects on the Foundation’s progress and highlights amidst a changing context in 2017.

Capital Grants, Effectiveness

Building Impact: Tools for Making Good Capital Grants

Building Impact: Tools for Making Good Capital Grants

New tools equip grantmakers to avoid pitfalls and help nonprofits achieve the full potential that is inherent in new buildings and renovations.

Water, Environment

Community Foundations are Working for Water Sustainability

Community Foundations are Working for Water Sustainability

Marselle Alexander-Ozinskas and Joya Banerjee co-author a blog post describing the Community Foundation Water Initiative.