According The Philanthropic Collaborative's 2008 report every dollar that private and community foundations provided in grants and support in 2007 produced an estimated average return of $8.58 in direct economic benefits. The report found that the program areas generating the biggest returns include arts and culture, for which $5.2 billion in foundation support helped produce an estimated $51 billion in direct benefits, and education, for which $9.7 billion in foundation support helped produce an estimated $49 billion in benefits. Foundations also were responsible for some 9.2 million jobs, $511.9 billion in household income, and $145.4 billion in local, state, and federal revenue.
The Foundation Center gives the lastest facts on family foundation giving, a 2012 report with 2010 grantmaker data.
A groundbreaking study by Kelin Gersick and his team at Lansberg Gersick and Associates. It explores continuity and leadership in family foundations across time and generations.
Independent Sector's publication is a study that identifies five essential approaches to successful advocacy and analyzes the effectiveness of advocacy on issues facing the entire nonprofit and philanthropic sector.
An infographic highlighting a 2014 national field survey conducted by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) about how grantmakers are supporting nonprofit resilience and where there's still room for improvement.
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