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Donald A. Cooke, Chair
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Evette Cardona, Vice Chair
Polk Bros. Foundation
Deborah Gillespie, Vice Chair
The Joyce Foundation
Giving USA Foundation and its research partner, the Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University, today announced that total charitable contributions from American individuals, corporations and foundations were an estimated $290.89 billion in 2010, up from a revised estimate of $280.30 billion for 2009. The 2010 estimate represents growth of 3.8 percent in current dollars and 2.1 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars.
How does one unify a diverse sector and catalyze a grassroots awareness raising effort? Introduce a bill to include private nonprofits in a definition of ‘public bodies.’
While Illinois’ foundation assets still sit below peak level and asset growth remains lower than the national average, Illinois foundation giving has been increasing annually since 2003, according to the latest Giving in Illinois report.
Although lagging behind foundations in other states with regard to asset growth, Illinois foundation giving outpaced U.S. foundations overall, says the latest Giving in Illinois report issued today by Donors Forum, in partnership with The Foundation Center.
Donors Forum is pleased to announce a new Board Officer and Board Members for its 2015 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015).
Heather Peeler at Grants Managers Network discusses what information can help us best understand the impact of a grantee or potential grantee, and how we can ensure grant dollars go to the most effective grantees.
Donors Forum and Illinois foundation executives held a press conference on May 19 to draw a firm boundary around the extent to which Illinois government can expect private philanthropy to fill the large state budget hole.