Document Library

Use hyperlinks to view PDF content.

Community Foundations

The Balancing Act

The Roles of a Community Foundation. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

Compensation Benefits

What Drives Foundation Expenses & Compensation?

Results of a Three-Year Study. Foundation Center, The Urban Institute, Guidestar.

Corporate Foundations

Businesses Good Citizenship Kit

Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships. Businesses Strengthening Communities: A Tool Kit for Building Successful Giving Programs. Boston Business Journal Supplement.

Measurement Demystified: Determining the Value of Corporate Community Involvement.

The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College

Stewardship Principles for Corporate Grantmakers. .

Council on Foundations

Step Up: A Call for Business Leadership in Society.

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

Working with the Business Sector Pursuing Public Good with Private Partners.



Giving in the Aftermath of the Gulf Coast Hurricanes: Report on the Foundation and Corporate Response.

The Foundation Center

Giving in the Aftermath of the Gulf Coast Hurricanes: Update on the Foundation and Corporate Response.

The Foundation Center

Power Amidst Renewal: Foundation Support for Sustaining Advocacy After Disasters.

Alliance for Justice

Diversity and Inclusiveness

Accelerating Change for Women and Girls: The Role of Women's Funds.

Foundation Center

Building Communities: Autonomous Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer People of Color Organizations in the US.

Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues

Diversity & Inclusion: Lessons from the Field.

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Diversity in Action: Strategies with Impact. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (2009). Engaging Diverse Communities For and Through Philanthropy.

New Ventures in Philanthropy

Inside Inclusiveness: Race, Ethnicity and Nonprofit Organizations.

Executive Summary. The Denver Foundation.

LGBTQ Grantmakers 2008 Report Card on Racial Equity.

Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues

Philanthropy in a Changing Society: Achieving Effectiveness through Diversity.

Rockfeller Philanthropy Advisors

Racial, Ethnic and Tribal Philanthropy: A Scan of the Landscape.

Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

The State of Research on Diversity in Philanthropy.

Foundation Center
What Foundation Board Are Saying About Diversity. Council on Foundations

Working Towards Diversity III: A Progress Report on Strategies for Inclusiveness among Minnesota Grantmakers.

Minnesota Council on Foundations

Family Foundations

Perpetuity or Limited Lifespan: How Do Family Foundations Decide?

Foundation Center

The Power to Produce Wonders: the Value of Family in Philanthropy.

National Center for Family Philanthropy

Principled Planning: A Guide for Family Foundation Retreats.

Elaine Gast, Council on Foundations

Stewardship Principles for Family Foundations.

Council on Foundations

International Grantmaking

A Global Gaze: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Grantmaking in the Global South and East (2007).

Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues

Public Policy / Advocacy

Make A Difference For Your Cause: Strategies for Nonprofit Engagement in Legislative Advocacy.

Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest

Power Amidst Chaos: Foundation Support for Advocacy Related to Disasters.

Alliance for Justice).

The Value of Relationships Between State Charity Regulators & Philanthropy.

Council on Foundations and Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

Why Supporting Advocacy Makes Sense for Foundations.

The Atlantic Philanthropies


Leadership, Volunteerism and Giving: A Longitudinal Study of Youth Grantmakers (1993-2003).

Council of Michigan Foundations