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Funders for LGBTQ Issues;
A first-ever research report on U.S. organizations led by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people of color. The report describes 84 of these organizations by geographic location, geographic focus, geographic setting, populations, issues, strategies and fiscal characteristics.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues;
An annual research study examining grantmaking to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) organizations and projects by U.S. foundations in 2006. In addition to providing general figures on total giving and grants, the report examines LGBTQ foundation giving by foundation type, geographic focus, type of support, population, strategy and issue. A master listing of LGBTQ grantmakers in the U.S., for calendar year 2006, is included in the report.
This alert analyses a variety of measures of debt to provide an overall sense of changes in U.S. household debt levels and the impact of those changes on different groups of families.
Foundation Review, The;
This article presents the results of a survey launched in January 2014 by Foundation Center, in collaboration with the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, examining use of consultants by community, corporate, and independent foundations whose annual giving totals at least $100,000.
The survey asked funders to report whether they used consultants in the past two years and, if so, how frequently and for what purposes; they were also asked to report their level of satisfaction with consultants' work. Funders that did not engage consultants in the last two years were asked why not. The survey also sought open-ended responses about working with consultants.
The survey found widespread use of consultants among foundations. While the results of this study tend to emphasize the benefits -- taking advantage of external expertise, allowing staff to stay focused on what they do best, bringing fresh or neutral perspectives to the work -- respondents were also clear that working with consultants has its challenges.
There is no greater challenge in the United States today than income inequality. It has been 50 years since the War on Poverty began. We have made progress but not enough. More than 32 million children live in low-income families, and racial and gender gaps persist. For the first time, Americans do not believe life will be better for the next generation. We have both a moral and an economic imperative to fuel social and economic mobility in this country.The Aspen Institute was founded in 1950 as a place to address the critical issues of our time. Today, ensuring that the American dream can be a possibility for all and be passed from one generation to the next is that issue. This commitment is at the heart of the work of many policy programs at the Aspen Institute. Ending the cycle of poverty requires leadership and hard work across all sectors, from nonprofit organizations, philanthropies, and academia to the government and private sector.
This report recognizes the importance of learning from all sectors in tackling any challenge. Specifically, it builds on opportunities in the growing impact investment field. The report draws on the lessons from market-based approaches to identify tools and strategies that can help move the needle on family economic security. In this report, you will find the following: Case studies -- An opportunity to go under the hood on deals with the Bank of America, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Acelero Learning, and others; Point of view essays -- Insights and lessons from leaders in the field; Deals at a glance -- Snapshots of impact investors and what they have learned, including the Kresge Foundation, Living Cities, and the MacArthur Foundation; and Survey results and lessons learned -- Trends among active and emerging players in the U.S. impact investment field and the lessons that can be applied to economic mobility in the U.S. We are pleased to offer this expanded perspective on impact investing in the U.S. and the lessons for investors, philanthropists, and non-profits working to build strong and prosperous families and communities.
Lake Research Partners;
Avon Foundation for Women commissioned and funded the NO MÁS Study to research domestic violence and sexual abuse among Latinos, in an effort to further support the Foundation's mission of educating people to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault.
In May, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission released a report comparing election administration in urban and rural jurisdictions. The survey uncovered more similarities than differences, in part because many small, urban jurisdictions have more in common with rural offices than with very large metropolitan ones. The size of the registered voter population seemed to influence administration more than did the degree of urbanization.The report was based on a national survey of local election administrators that focused on voter-outreach efforts and office personnel -- topics identified by a working group of election officials and researchers as likely to vary based on a jurisdiction's urbanization.
Based on a survey of free clinics serving uninsured low-income patients, examines the resource constraints limiting the expansion of healthcare services provided, including the high costs of labs, equipment, and medication. Makes recommendations.
Pew Global Attitudes Project;
Presents survey findings about views of the United States and its foreign policy, President Barack Obama, China, economic issues, and Iran, with ratings of other world leaders as well as countries and multilateral institutions.
Funders Concerned About AIDS;
Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) and the European HIV/AIDS Funders Group (EFG) share the common mission of mobilizing philanthropic leadership, ideas, and resources to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic -- domestically and internationally -- as well as its social and economic dimensions. Through this resource tracking effort, FCAA and EFG have been monitoring the field of HIV/AIDS philanthropy for close to a decade.
This resource tracking report on philanthropic support to HIV/AIDS from U.S.- and European-based funders in 2011 relies largely on surveys completed by funders, with supplemental review of data from grants databases and funders' grants lists. Data was obtained for over 300 funders who are believed to represent the substantial majority of private philanthropic HIV/AIDS funding from the U.S. and Europe.
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life;
Presents findings on Americans' religious beliefs, practices, and experiences, such as varying conceptions of God and degrees of dogmatism. Looks at attitudes toward morality, modernity, and tradition, as well as political and economic ideology, by faith.
Ranks state child health systems on thirteen measurements of five dimensions: access, quality, costs, equity, and potential to lead healthy lives. Highlights variations, regional patterns, and correlations between indicators and with demographic factors.