Observatory • foundations

Oak Foundation: a path of growth towards strategic family philanthropy

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Oak Foundation: a path of growth towards strategic family philanthropy

We had a talk with Kristian Parker, Trustee of the Oak Foundation, to explore how a family model evolved throughout the years into one of the largest and most strategic funders in Europe

‘Audacious Project’ Announces Grants Totaling $406 Million

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‘Audacious Project’ Announces Grants Totaling $406 Million

The Audacious Project, a philanthropic collaborative launched earlier this month by TED, a nonprofit devoted "to ideas worth spreading," has announced grants totaling $406 million to seven initiatives

What works philanthropy: building evidence for transformational change

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What works philanthropy: building evidence for transformational change

An interview with Jon Baron, Vice President of Evidence-Based Policy at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, on how philanthropy can provide guidelines to private funders and public policies through impact assessment

Leap Update: Epic Example of Why Performance Matters

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Leap Update: Epic Example of Why Performance Matters

The day after Christmas in 2013, a young boy named Emile in the small West African nation of Guinea came down with a high fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. He died two days later...

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Leveraging on the endowment to create social impact

Nathan Cummings Foundation Commits to 100% Mission-Aligned Investing

DOEN Foundation: investing where possible, giving a grant if it’s necessary

Interviews

DOEN Foundation: investing where possible, giving a grant if it’s necessary

The successful story of the foundation established by the Dutch Postcode Lottery. The interview to Anneke Sipkens, General Director

Les évolutions du secteur philanthropique en France

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Les évolutions du secteur philanthropique en France

Interview à Béatrice de Durfort, Déléguée Générale du Centre Français des Fonds et Fondations

BUILD-ing capacity for an impact-oriented philanthropy

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BUILD-ing capacity for an impact-oriented philanthropy

Our interview to Kathy Reich, Director of the BUILD Program at the Ford Foundation, presents the cutting-edge $1 billion initiative to empower non profit organizations and enable them to raise effectiveness and sustainability.

FEMI Foundation: from the Netherlands the case of a family foundation working for social good

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FEMI Foundation: from the Netherlands the case of a family foundation working for social good

We met in Baarn Liesbeth Nagelkerke-Mulder, Director of the FEMI Foundation - an expression of family philanthropy that has been working first-hand since 1995 to implement an effective operational practice in its countries of intervention

Leap Update: Performance for the Poorest

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Leap Update: Performance for the Poorest

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the San Francisco-based Mulago Foundation, which supports mostly early-stage organizations on the frontlines of poverty alleviation. We suspect the foundation will let the milestone pass with little or no fanfare. While we admire the foundation's desire to avoid patting itself on the back, we believe it deserves widespread recognition.

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