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"The best measure of a philanthropist is whether his (or her) check to the undertaker bounces." Michael Bloomberg, New York City Mayor, explaining why he wanted to give away all of his wealth before he dies. Source : David W. Chen, "At $235 Million, Bloomberg Was Biggest Giver in U.S.", New York Times, January 26, 2009.


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African-American Philanthropy: A Bibliography and Resource List
In recent years, there has been an increased scholarly focus on African-American philanthropy, and a growing number of African-Americans are making large gifts, and are creating foundations and endowments to channel their philanthropy. This resource list is a selected bibliography of publications regarding African-American philanthropy. It includes Internet links as well as citations to journal articles and books from the Foundation Center's bibliographic database, Literature of the Nonprofit Sector Online. Also included is a list of organizations involved in African-American philanthropy, including Internet links where appropriate.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

AMERICAN CREED : PHILANTHROPY AND THE RISE OF CIVIL SOCIETY, 1700-1865. Kathleen McCarthy. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2003. 319pp. Remote Storage D HV91 .M375 2003
Since the dawn of the republic, faith in social equality, religious freedom, and the right to engage in civic activism have constituted our national creed. In this bracing history, Kathleen D. McCarthy traces the evolution of these ideals, exploring the impact of philanthropy and volunteerism on America from 1700 to 1865. What results is a vital reevaluation of public life during the pivotal decades leading up to the Civil War.
[Charities -- United States -- History -- 18th century]
[Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- History -- 18th century]
[Civil society -- United States -- History -- 18th century]
[Charities -- United States -- History -- 19th century]
[Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- History -- 19th century]
[Civil society -- United States -- History -- 19th century]

AMERICAN FOUNDATIONS: AN INVESTIGATIVE HISTORY. Mark Dowie. Cambridge, Mass : MIT, 2001. 320pp. Remote Storage D HV97 .A3 D68 2001
Mark Dowie traces the history of foundations beginning with Andrew Carnegie and ending with Irene Diamond and George Soros. (Bill Gates is mentioned only briefly, since his most spectacular high profile giving is too recent to be discussed in the book.)
Although highly critical of foundations (he gives their work in the last century a C minus!), he nonetheless concludes that third sector philanthropy is and can be a viable instrument of social change. His chief criticism of foundations is that they siphon wealth away from the tax base, where it could or might be used for the betterment of all, in favor of an agenda arrived at by one person or a small group of people, often representing the privileged class. (Ultimately he concedes that if the money were left in the hands of the government it is questionable whether much good would be done with it.) While he admits that the goals of foundations run the political gamut, from civil and human rights on the left side of the spectrum to dismantling the welfare state on the right, he notes a funding preference for established, mainstream organizations, and he fears that nonprofits may tailor their activities toward what funders are interested in, rather than taking creative risks.
On reflection, Dowie concludes that most foundations are "centrist," with the exception of a handful of well-organized foundations to the extreme right, which he credits, in part, with leveraging the Reagan revolution through their funding of "think tanks." He rates foundations high for their funding of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, low for their handling of environmental issues today. In fact, his most scathing criticism of foundations is their funding of environmental organizations with one hand, while holding stock in companies that pollute with the other. As a secondary issue, he states that in some instances foundations could do more for the common good by divesting themselves of certain stocks than by making grants. To bolster this argument, the book's appendix contains a detailed analysis of the effect of socially conscious investing on the bottom line — which, surprising— to some, is not bad.
Dowie's "ideal" philanthropist is Irene Diamond, who set specific priorities, most notably AIDS research, funded it heavily, and "spent out" her endowment. (He hastens to add that spending out is not for everyone.)
American Foundations: An Investigative History is well researched, although much of the statistical data seems old. The anecdotal sections are reasonably up to date, however. Although the book is heavily researched, it is not dry reading. Dowie feels passionately about many things, and his passion grabs the reader. He does not shy away from hot-button issues — distribution of wealth, politics, the meaning of democracy and civil society.
This book is recommended for anyone interested in the history of philanthropy, as well as to grantmakers looking for new challenges (or looking to re-examine their portfolios). However, since Dowie has a definite agenda, one would do well to read other works on the subject. For citations to additional literature on this topic, refer to Literature of the Nonprofit Sector Online, using the subject headings "Foundations-analysis" or "Philanthropy-analysis." Source: Rebecca MacLean, Manager, Grants Processing, The Foundation Center, New York, NY
[Endowments -- United States -- History]
[Charities -- United States -- History]

AMERICAN FOUNDATIONS : ROLES AND CONTRIBUTIONS / Helmut K. Anheier, David C. Hammack, editors. Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2010. 457pp. Remote Storage D HV91 .A665 2010
"Assesses comprehensively the impact and significance of philanthropic foundations in the United States and their effect on American culture and society covering areas such as education and research, health care, social welfare, arts and culture, religion, social movements, and international affairs"
[Endowments -- United States]p> AMERICAN PHILANTHROPY. Robert H. Bremner. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1988. 2nd edition, 291pp. Remote Storage D HV91 .B67 1988
Traces the history of philanthropy in the United States from the 17th century through the 1980s. Includes a timeline of important events in American philanthropy from 1601 to 1987 and a bibliography of suggested readings.
1st or 1960 edition also available.
[Charities -- United States -- History]
[Voluntarism -- United States -- History]
[Philanthropists -- United States -- History]

BE THE CHANGE. Lisa Endlich. New York : Collins Business, c2008. 1st ed. 272pp. Main Library HV27 .E53 2008
Interviews 11 successful U.S. philanthropists : Paul Tudor Jones, Melinda Gates, Connie Duckworth, Tim Dibble, Liz and Stephen Alderman, Bob and Suzanne Wright, Donna and Philip Berber, Peter Bloom, Bernie and Tim Marquez, Johann Olav Koss, and Anonymous.

THE BIG FOUNDATIONS. Waldemar A. Nielsen. New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, 1972. 475pp. Remote Storage D HV97.A3 N5
A 1972 study of the 33 largest foundations in America by a former Ford Foundation official, this book includes information on their history, financial expenditures, and influence on society.
[Endowments -- United States]

A Brief Regulatory and Social History of Foundations: From the Beginning of the Century to 1969
Courtesy of Leventhal/Kline Management Inc., a financial management company.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

BUILDING THE WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION MOVEMENT. Ottawa, Ontario, Ca. : Community Foundations of Canada, 2000. 79pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV40 .B86 2000
electronic edition also available.
Reports on a 1998 conference held in Miami as well as examines the development of the movement to increase the number of community foundations in the world. Also provides a brief history of this growth in the U.S., Caribbean, South America, Europe, Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia and the Pacific.
[Community foundations]

BUSINESS OF CHANGING THE WORLD : TWENTY GREAT LEADERS ON STRATEGIC CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY. Marc Benioff and Carlye Adler, eds. New York : McGraw-Hill Companies, 2006. 297pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG4028.C6 B455 2007
Corporate philanthropy is growing, both in the amount of money given away each year and in the commitment by businesses. Mr. Benioff, chief executive officer of Salesforce.com, and Ms. Adler, a freelance reporter, have collected essays by 18 chief executives and chairmen of large, multinational companies -- including Dell, GlaxoSmithKline, Hasbro, and Starbucks -- that discuss their companies' philanthropic philosophy, experiences, and programs. John Morgridge, chairman emeritus of Cisco Systems, the computer-hardware company, says, "It's so much more than just money that makes an impact. ... It's the collective resources of the company including our employees' expertise and time, our products and technology, and our global reach that can make a difference." Mr. Morgridge offers five practical approaches companies can use to maximize the benefits of their giving. "When choosing a nonprofit in which to invest," he says, "assess your choice as carefully as you would a stock-market investment."

BUYING A MOVEMENT: RIGHT-WING FOUNDATIONS AND AMERICAN POLITICS. Washington, D.C. : People for the American Way, 1996. 43pp. Funding Center (1 East) JK1764 .B89 1996
Examines the funding patterns of a number of significant conservative foundations and their grantees. Demonstrates that conservative foundations have developed a comprehensive funding strategy, providing grants to a broad range of groups with each promoting right-wing positions to their specific audiences. Includes bibliographic references.
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- United States -- Political activity]

BY THEIR BOOTSTRAPS : THE LIVES OF TWELVE GILDED AGE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS. Martin Morse Wooster. New York : Manhattan Institute for Social Policy Research, 2002. 56pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV27 . W67 2002
This book provides twelve brief biographical sketches of prominent social entrepreneurs from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Among those profiled are Clara Barton (founder, American Red Cross), Lord Baden-Powell (creator, Boy Scouts), and Father Flanigan of Boys Town fame. The book is intended to show that individuals can make a social difference, helping the less fortunate and otherwise improving society, through application of the drive and talent that entrepreneurs typically use to create successful for-profit firms. publishers description
[Philanthropists -- Great Britain -- Biography]

Catalog of Nonprofit Literature
A searchable database of the literature of philanthropy. It incorporates the unique contents of the Foundation Center's five libraries and contains more than 24,900 full bibliographic citations, of which more than 17,000 have descriptive abstracts. Updated daily. Items covered deal with everything from the theory and philosophy of philanthropy, biographies of philanthropists, administration and management of nonprofits, and materials issued by foundations or nonprofit organizations. The Catalog was formerly known as Literature of the Nonprofit Sector (LNPS).
(Last checked 05/02/18)

THE CATHEDRAL WITHIN: TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE BY GIVING SOMETHING BACK. William Shore. New York, N.Y. : Random House, 1999. 292pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV27 .S535 1999
The Cathedral Within uses the metaphor of architecture to look at the way individuals allocate their resources to improve public life. Just as the enduring magnificence of a cathedral is not erected overnight, so, too, the transformation of a society takes many, many years to complete. And just as the construction of a cathedral is less a reflection of its builders' interest in masonry than a testament to the soaring reach of the human spirit, philanthropy is not so much a response to need as to a basic human requirement to give something meaningful back to society.
[Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography]
[Charity organizations]
[Women in charitable work -- United States -- Biography]

CHANGING COMMUNITIES, CHANGING FOUNDATIONS: THE STORY OF DIVERSITY EFFORTS OF TWENTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS. Laura Waterman Wittstock and Theatrice Williams. Minneapolis, MN: Rainbow Reseach, 1998. 276pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV25 .W58 1998
The book analyses how 20 community foundations in the United States assessed the demographic changes underway within their communities and examined how these changes would affect their programmes, operations and fundraising activities. The community foundations were part of a $4.7 million programme funded by the Ford Foundation called "Changing Communities, Diverse Needs."

CHANGING WORLD OF FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING: NEW CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES. Sandra A. Glass, ed. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999. 96pp. Remote Storage D HG177.5.U6 C473 1999
New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising #23.
There are over forty thousand unique private foundations in the United States, with total assets of approximately $300 billion. As these foundations grow in number and size, it is increasingly important for grantseekers to understand their missions and modes of operation. This volume of New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising offers insights into the changes taking place in different types of foundations, including special-purpose, regional, community, and international foundations. The authors suggest practical ways that grantseekers can improve relations with foundations, and show how grantmakers and other foundation staff enhance their effectiveness -- and better serve their constituents needs -- through strategic planning and alliance building. Contents: A new foundation for a new millenium; The importance of focus in effective philanthropy; Regional foundations : boundaries and opportunities; Community foundations: linking donors to communities; Building allinaces for institutional support; Challenges of international grantmaking; Changing perspectives: evolution not revolution.
[Fund raising]

CHARITY ON TRIAL : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU CONTRIBUTE. Doug White. Blue Ridge Summit : Barricade Books, 2007. 295pp. Remote Storage D HV91 .W496 2007
While the nation's love affair with charities is strong and continuing, the increase in indicting news stories over the past several years (including this year's Senate Finance Committee's hearings on the subject) has heightened the public's interest, as well as its cynicism. In the midst of such scrutiny, Charity on Trial seeks to demystify what donors and others should expect from the charitable sector.
[Charities--United States]
[Charities--corrupt practices]

CHARITY, PHILANTHROPY, AND CIVILITY IN AMERICAN HISTORY. Lawrence J. Friedman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. 467pp. Remote Storage D HV91 .C4545 2003
The study of philanthropy has transcended the structure of traditional disciplines, often involving non-historians in historical analysis. This book presents professional historians addressing the dominant issues and theories offered to explain the history of American philanthropy and its role in American society. The essays develop and enlighten the major themes proposed by the book's editors, in some instances taking issue with each other in the process. The overarching premise is that philanthropic activity in America has its roots in the desires of individuals to impose their visions of societal ideals or conceptions of truth upon their society. To do so, they have organized in groups, frequently defining themselves and their group's role in society in the process.
Contents: Introduction: Philanthropy in America: historicism and its discontents by Lawrence J. Friedman
Part I. Giving and Caring in Early America, 1601-1861:
1. Giving in America: from charity to organized philanthropy by Robert Gross
2. Protestant missionaries: pioneers of early American philanthropy by Amanda Porterfield
3. The origins of Anglo-American sensibility by G. J. Barker Benfield
4. The Dartmouth College case and the legal design of American philanthropy by Mark McGarvie
5. Rethinking assimilation: American Indians and the practice of Christianity, 1800-1861 by Stephen Warren
6. Antebellum reform: salvation, self-control, and social transformation by Wendy Gamber
Part II. The Nationalization and Internationalizing of American Philanthropy, 1861-1930:
7. Law, reconstruction, and African-American education in post-emancipation South by Foy Finkenbine
8. Women and political culture by Kathleen McCarthy
9. From gift to foundation: the philanthropic lives of Mrs. Russell Sage by Ruth Crocker
10. 'Curing evils at their source': the arrival of 'scientific giving' by Judy Sealander
11. Missions to the world: philanthropy abroad by Emily Rosenberg
Part III. Philanthropic Reconstructions, 1930-2001:
12. Failure and resilience: pushing the limits in depression and wartime by David Hammack
13. Faith and good works: catholic giving and taking by Mary Oates
14. In defense of diversity: Jewish thought from assimilation to cultural pluralism by Stephen Whitfield
15. Waging the Cold War in the third world: the foundations and the challenges of development by Gary Hess
16. Philanthropy, the civil rights movement, and the politics of racial reform by Claude Clegg
17. Philanthropy, the welfare state, and the careers of public and private institutions since 1945 by Peter Hall
Epilogue: The European Comparison by William Cohen.
Also listed under Philanthropy: A Bibliography
[Charities -- United States -- history]
[Endowments -- United States -- History]
[Charity organization -- United States -- History]
[Social reformers -- United States -- History]

COLLABORATIVE PHILANTHROPIES : WHAT GROUPS OF FOUNDATIONS CAN DO THAT INDIVIDUAL DONORS CANNOT. Elwood M. Hopkins. Lanham : Lexington Books, c2005. 96pp. Remote Storage D HD2769.15 .H67 2005
American philanthropy has historically been a solitary pursuit defined by individual donor action and fragmented, uncoordinated grantmaking. But in recent years, foundations have begun to come together in groups to take on shared initiatives and agendas. InCollaborative Philanthropies, Elwood M. Hopkins--himself the executive director of the successful collaborative Los Angeles Urban Funders--argues that these funder collaboratives are more than a collection of isolated experiments. Instead, they provide a window into a dramatic and promising new stage in the development of organized philanthropy. For anyone aspiring to play a leadership role in the philanthropic field, this book lays out a visionary blueprint for smarter, more effective philanthropy in the twenty-first century.
[Nonprofit organizations -- Management]

Common Wealth: Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Civil Society
To better cover the myriad issues affecting civil society, The American Prospect is introducing this master Web resource, which we call Common Wealth, as well as an ongoing series of articles in our print magazine. The Common Wealth site will allow interested users to access the archive of Prospect articles from past issues, important reports on issues affecting nonprofits and philanthropies, original articles written just for this site, and links to the Web sites of other organizations. Common Wealth will be updated on a weekly basis. This service is made possible by generous grants from the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

Community Foundation Primer
An outline for discussion and an initial organization start-up kit. Council of Michigan Foundations. 1992.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

THE CORPORATE CONTRIBUTIONS HANDBOOK: DEVOTING PRIVATE MEANS TO PUBLIC NEEDS. James P. Shannon, editor. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1991. 410pp. Remote Storage D HV91 .C677 1991
In this guide to corporate philanthropy, corporate grantmaking leaders offer practical information on how to administer a corporate grantmaking program. Essays on the ethics and philosophical issues of corporate grantmaking are also included.
[Corporations -- United States -- contributions]

CREATING A WOMEN'S GIVING CIRCLE. Sondra Shaw-Hardy. Madison, WI : Women's Philanthropy Institute, 2000. 67, 13pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9.U5 S532 2000
Digital copy available thanks to the Digital Collections of the IUPUI Library.
[Fund raising--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc.]
[Women philanthropists--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc.]

CREATING PHILANTHROPIC CAPITAL MARKETS : THE DELIBERATE EVOLUTION. Lucy Bernholz. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2004. 256pp. Remote Storage D HV16 .B47 2004
Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets presents practical strategies for re-imagining philanthropy. It suggests that the resources of individual philanthropic players -- people and institutions -- can have a far greater impact, provide more satisfaction, and contribute to a better world if the system of philanthropy as a whole is redesigned. Through a coherent framework for pursuing improvement, the book suggests new ways for individuals and organizations to invest grant funds, approach regulatory structures that guide giving, and define their goals, activities, outcomes, and achievements.
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations]

CREATING TOMORROW'S PHILANTHROPISTS: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUTH. Patricia O. Bjorhovde, ed. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2002. 117pp. Remote Storage D HG177.5 .U6 C743 2002
This issue of New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising focuses on the current state of teaching of philanthropy to youth and the curricula being written to accomplish that goal. Fostering lifelong skills in fundraising, donor skills, volunteerism, and civic participation in today's youth is the key to creating tomorrow's philanthropists. With an overview of ongoing research and key philanthropic concepts in existing curricula, chapter authors explore future implications of current trends. They examine the Council of Michigan's effort to incorporate philanthropic practice into their state-mandated public school core curriculum; the partnership between professional fundraisers and the educational system approved by the New Jersey Department of Education; and Indianapolis's Habits of the Heart project. Other crucial topics addressed include faith-based organizations and their role in the transmission of philanthropic values; ethical fundraising and the fundraising experience for youth; and the dual role of philanthropic studies programs in higher education. With a mission to promote the development and implementation of philanthropy teaching programs at every level in every community, this issue is an invaluable resource for educators and philanthropic organizations alike.
[Fund raising]
[Children--charitable contributions]

CREATIVE PHILANTHROPY : TOWARDS A NEW PHILANTHROPY OF FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. Helmut Anheier. London : Routledge, 2006. 277pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV25 .A55 2006
Philanthropy and endowed foundation are good and vitally important institutions of modern society. They fit in well with the way advanced market economies are developing, in particular with the nexus between private and public benefit in an era of "small" government and greater social diversity. As institutions, however, they are facing new threats: declining resources relative to needs, and questions about their accountability and performance. In recent years individual philanthropists and foundation leaders have looked to strategic philanthropy as a way of becoming more effective and efficient. Strategic philanthropy can help foundations to think about structures and processes, but it does not provide any answer to the more fundamental questions about foundations' distinctive roles in contributing to public good. This important new book provides an overview of creative philanthropy along with an analysis of the theory and practice of philanthropy. The authors spell out the implications of their study for management and policy and provide readers with the tools and techniques of creative philanthropy. Essential reading for all those who study or work infFoundations, philanthropy and nonprofit organizations this important new book explicates this complicated but vital subject area.

CULTURES OF CARING: PHILANTHROPY IN DIVERSE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES - A SPECIAL REPORT. Washington, D.C. : Council on Foundations, 1999. 305pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV91 .C857 1999
Contents: Native-American philantrhopy : expanding social participation and self-determination by Mindy L. Berry -- Reflections on endowment building in the African-American community by Mary Frances Winters -- Latino philanthropy: expanding U.S. models of giving and civic participation by Henry A. J. Ramos -- Asian-American philanthropy : expanding circles of participation by Jessica Chao -- The role of community foundations in establishing and growing endowment funds by and for diverse ethnic communities by Diana S. Newman.
[Minorities -- charitable contributions]
[Indians of North America -- charitable contributions]
[Afro-Americans -- chartiable contributions]
[Hispanic Americans -- charitable contributions]
[Asian Americans -- charitable contributions]

CULTURES OF GIVING : HOW REGION AND RELIGION INFLUENCE PHILANTHROPY. Charles H. Hamilton, Warren F. Ilchman, eds. San Francisco, Cal. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1995. 138pp. Main Library Stacks BV772 .C82 1995
New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising no. 7.
Articles include :
(1) "Giving and Region : Generous and Stingy Communities"
(2) "Different Cities, Different Trustees : Geographic Variations in the Composition of the Fundraising Board"
(3) "Explanations for Current Levels of Religious Giving"
(4) "Faith versus Money : Conflicting Views of Stewardship and Fundraising in the Church"
(5) "Protestants and Giving: the Tithes that Bind"
(6) "Financial Contributions for the Kingdom from the Elect : Giving Patterns in the Black Church"
(7) "Evangelicals : Linking Fervency of Faith and Generosity of Giving"
(8) "From Generation to Generation : Transmitting the Jewish Philantrhopic Tradition"
[Christian giving]
[Christians -- Charitable contributions -- United States]
[Jews -- Charitable contributions -- United States]
[Fund raising]

CULTURES OF GIVING II: HOW HERITAGE, GENDER, WEALTH, AND VALUES INFLUENCE PHILANTHROPY. Charles H. Hamilton and Warren R. Ilchman. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, Nov. 1995. 157pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9.U5 C85 1995
New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising #8
Black philanthropy : its heritage and its future / Jean E. Fairfax -- Three strategic questions about Latino philanthropy / Michael Cortés -- New directions in contemporary Jewish philanthropy : the challenges of the 1990s / Barry A. Kosmin -- Asian American giving : issues and challenges : a practitioner's perspective / Stella Shao -- Women giving money, women raising money : what difference for philanthropy? / Susan A. Ostrander, Joan M. Fisher -- Wherewithal and beneficence : charitable giving by income and wealth / Paul G. Schervish, John J. Havens -- Motivations for volunteering and giving : a functional approach / E. Gil Clary, Mark Snyder -- Philanthropic cultures of mind / Russ Alan Prince, Karen Maru File -- Philanthropic cultures of generational archetypes / Charles L. Eastman.
[Fund raising -- United States]
[Philanthropists -- United States -- Attitudes]

DEDUCTING GENEROSITY : THE EFFECT OF CHARITABLE TAX INCENTIVES ON GIVING. Washington, DC : Independent Sector, c2003. 27pp. Remote Storage D HJ4653.D4 D43 2003
A new report shows that the ability to take a tax deduction for charitable contributions plays a major role in donor decisions -- at every income level -- about how much to give. The study sheds light on the giving patterns of itemizers and nonitemizers and reveals that in every income group examined, households that itemize their deductions give significantly more than households that do not itemize.

ENGAGING YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY. Bill Stanczykiewicz, editor. San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, [2003]. 89pp. Remote Storage D HG177.5.U6 E543 2002
New directions for philanthropic fundraising ; no. 38, (Winter 2002).
Note "Sponsored by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University [and] Association of Fundraising Professionals". Contents : Engaging youth in philanthropy / Karin E. Tice -- Understanding how organizations affect the civic engagement of adolescent participants / Mary K. Kirlin -- A developmental study of the Bonner Foundation's scholarship recipients : impact of a four-year, cocurricular service-learning model / Cheryl Keen, James P. Keen -- Youth and philanthropy : legal issues, practical consequences / Paula Allen -- Claiming youth : a new paradigm in youth policy / John A. Calhoun -- Involving youth : the last divide / Kathryn Kendall.
[Fund raising -- United States]
[Youth -- Conduct of life]
[Children -- Conduct of life]
[Youth -- Charitable contributions]
[Children -- Charitable contributions]

ESTABLISHING A CHARITABLE FOUNDATION IN MICHIGAN : A GUIDE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS. Duane L. Tarnacki. Prepared on behalf of the Council of Michigan Foundations. Grand Haven, MI : The Council, 2004. Fifth edition, looseleaf volume. Funding Center (1 East) KFM4339 .C4 T37 2004
A streamlined version of this popular guide for professional advisors. Available for the first time in CD and print formats, the guide provides everything an attorney, CPA, investment advisor or estate planner needs to know about creating a private foundation or public charity. Downloadable order form. Price includes 4 annual updates on legal or regulatory changes (2005 to 2008).
3rd or 1998 edition also available.
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Michigan]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Taxation -- Michigan]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Taxation -- United States]

EVALUATION FOR FOUNDATIONS : CONCEPTS, CASES, GUIDELINES, AND RESOURCES. Council on Foundations. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1993. 320pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV97.A3 C68 1993
Introduces the concept of evaluation, and presents practical advice for philanthropic foundations seeking to strengthen their own and their grantees' programs. Not a textbook on evaluation study designs, the book offers a brief overview, then focuses on nine in-depth case studies of evaluation processes in a range of projects--initiated by large and small foundations. With glossary; annotated bibliography.
[Endowments -- United States -- Evaluation]
[Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- Evaluation]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- United States -- Evaluation]

EXPERIMENTS INVESTIGATING FUNDRAISING AND CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTORS. R. Mark Isaac. Amsterdam : Elsevier JAI, 2006. 246pp. Remote Storage D HB1 .R383 v.11 v.11
This volume consists of nine papers that use experimental and theoretical tools to examine issues pertaining to charitable auctions and fundraising. In recent years, the revenue-generating effects of different fundraising techniques have been a subject of increasing policy interest as private, religious and state originations have come to rely increasingly on fundraising activities for revenues. Experimental methods provide an ideal context for conducting the dialogue between economists, fundraisers and policymakers regarding the revenue and social consequences of alternative fundraising methods. Themes explored in the volume include the structure of charity auctions, charity lotteries, fund drives as well as some of broader issues underlying charitable behaviour.
[Fund raising]
[Benefit auctions]

Explores the link between Americans' generosity to religion and their support of the vast array of other charitable groups that make up America's nonprofit sector. The report compares the generosityof donors to religious congregations to the involvement of those who contribute to the wide variety of other charitiesserving the public through social services, arts and culture, education, research, healthcare, and other services.
[Voluntarism--United States--religious aspects]
[Religious institutions--charitable contributions]

FAITH AND PHILANTHROPY IN AMERICA : EXPLORING THE ROLE OF RELIGION IN AMERICA'S VOLUNTARY SECTOR. Robert Wuthnow, Virginia A. Hodgkinson, and associates. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1990. 327pp. Remote Storage D HV530 .F35 1990
[Church charities -- United States]
[Jews -- United States -- Charities]
[Voluntarism -- Religious aspects]
(Last checked 05/02/18)

FAMILY FOUNDATION LIBRARY: FAMILY ISSUES. Deanna Stone. Washington, D.C. : Council on Foundations, 1997. 141pp. Gast Business Library KF1389 .F353 1997
Offers perspectives on family behavior, explains how to set up a governing board and involve young family members, and takes a look at how to share power and quell philosophical and personal conflicts. Part of a four-volume set.
[Nonprofit organizations -- Planning]
[Endowments -- Planning]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations]

FAMILY FOUNDATION LIBRARY: GOVERNANCE. Newell Flather, Mary Phillips and Jean Whitney. Washington, D.C. : Council on Foundations, 1997. 193pp. Gast Business Library KF1389 .F352 1997
Provides advice designed to help leaders of family foundations insure smooth operations and compliance with the law. It includes sample documents from existing family foundations that cover articles of incorporation and investment guidelines, among other topics. Part of a four-volume set.
[Nonprofit organizations -- Management]
[Endowments -- Management]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations]

FAMILY FOUNDATION LIBRARY: GRANTMAKING. Joseph Foote and Louis Knowles. Washington, D.C. : Council on Foundations, 1997. 131pp. Gast Business Library KF1389 .F354 1997
Advises how to choose a grant-making "style"; monitor, assess, and evaluate grants; and carry on the traditions of the foundation's benefactors. Part of a four-volume set
[Nonprofit organizations -- Management]
[Endowments -- Management]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations]

FAMILY FOUNDATION LIBRARY: MANAGEMENT. Martha Cooley and the Council on Foundations. Washington, D.C. : Council on Foundations, 1997. 223pp. Gast Business Library KF1389 .F35 1997
Covers the nuts-and-bolts operations of a family foundation, such as hiring staff members, accounting, communicating, and employing new technology. Part of a four-volume set. $60 each or $220 for the entire set.
[Nonprofit organizations -- Management]
[Endowments -- Management]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations]

Family Foundations: A Resource List
The term "family foundation" does not have any legal meaning, but the Council on Foundations defines a family foundation as one in which the donor or the donor's relatives play a significant role in governing and/or managing the foundation. This reading list contains selected citations to journal articles and books compiled by the Foundation Center.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

Famous Philanthropists
Garth Brooks, Bill Cosby, Michael J. Fox, Richard Gere, Brad Pitt, Christopher Reeve, Cal Ripkin, Sharon Stone, Oprah Winfrey. Courtesy of the Power of Giving Blog.
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Famous Philanthropists
Part One
Bill Gates: Founder of Microsoft - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Eli Lilly and Family: Founder of Eli Lilly & Co. - Lily Endowment Corp.
Henry Ford: Founder of Ford Motor Co. - The Ford Foundation
J. Paul Getty: Founder of Getty Oil - J. Paul Getty Trust
Cornelius Vander Starr: Founder of AIG Inc. - The Starr Foundation
Part Two
Robert Wood Johnson, the founder of Johnson & Johnson
W.K. Kellogg, founder of Kellogg's
William R. Hewlett, co-founder of Hewlett Packard.
Part Three
Andrew W. Mellon: Founder of Mellon National Bank - Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Andrew Carnegie: Founder of Carnegie Steel Corporation - The Carnegie Corporation
Courtesy of Planned Legacy
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FIRST STEPS IN STARTING A FOUNDATION. John A. Edie. Washington, D.C. : Council on Foundations, 1993. 3rd edition, 115pp. Funding Center (1 East)HV20.U55 E354 1997
This book outlines the many options available for starting a foundation. The text includes a discussion about private foundations, public foundations, public charities, and community foundations. References and legal documents are also included. Note: Earlier edition available in Main Library Stacks HV20 .U55 E354 1987.
[Endowments -- handbooks, manuals, etc]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- handbooks, manuals, etc.]

FISTFULS OF DOLLARS: FACT AND FANTASY ABOUT CORPORATE CHARITABLE GIVING. Linda M. Zukowski. Redondo Beach, Cal., Earthwrites, 1998. 200pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG4027.65 .Z85 1998
The author interviewed officials at 37 different companies and corporate-giving programs in California and the Pacific Northwest to shine light on what influences corporate giving--and on mistakes to avoid when asking for contributions. The final section takes the reader through the components of a grant proposal and offers tips on how to be professional and concise.
[Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- Finance]
[Corporations -- Charitable contributions -- United States]

FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL : A HISTORY OF PHILANTHROPY IN MICHIGAN. W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Grand Haven, MI: Council of Michigan Foundations, 1997. 165pp. Main Library Stacks Oversize HV20 .U6 F84 1997
The state of Michigan has been blessed with remarkable philanthropic leadership and achievement. The story of how it came to be is a tale of native American traditions mixed with French customs, strengthened by pioneer values, all forged in the crucible of entrepreneurship. It is a story of women as much as men, European-Americans, latinos and African Americans, native americans and Asian Americans. It is the story of a penniless people trading acts of kindness and also the story of immense wealth, created by successful business people, who felt compelled to give back to the state that had been so good to them. It is, above all, the immensely important story of voluntary actions for the public good. Available from the Council, P. O. Box 599, Grand Haven, MI 49417 for $25.
[Charities -- Michigan -- History]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Michigan -- History]
[Philanthropists -- Michigan -- Biography]

THE FOUNDATION : A GREAT AMERICAN SECRET : HOW PRIVATE WEALTH IS CHANGING THE WORLD. Joel L. Fleishman. New York, NY: PublicAffairs, 2007. 357pp. Main Library Stacks HV97.A3 F54 2007
The $35 billion dollar question : What do America's foundations do with your money? In his first book, law professor and philanthropist Fleishman has created a thoughtful, engrossing, comprehensive guide to the origins, initiatives, successes and failures among the largely unsung 68,000 private foundations in America, which together grant over 32.2 billion tax-exempt dollars per year. Tracing the history of this distinctly American institution, Fleishman considers the philanthropy of such financial titans as Andrew Carnegie, George Soros, Warren Buffett, Michael Milken and Bill Gates. Fleishman's view of the foundation is distinctly favorable: foundations serve a vital social function by providing seed funding to innovative initiatives, having led to such benefits as the 911 emergency response system, the development of the Pap smear, the alleviation of poverty in Bangladesh and the establishment of Johns Hopkins and Carnegie Mellon Universities. Fleishman doe not hestitate, however, to criticize foundations for arrogance, poor planning, unresponsiveness, waste and irresponsibility, using 12 case studies-Rockefeller's Population Council and the Children's Television Workshop among them-to set the stage for "Some Not So Modest Proposals," most of which involve increasing transparency and accountability. Fleishman's efforts prove an illuminating guide to a little-examined aspect of the American tradition.
[Charities--United States]
[Endowments--United States]

Foundation Funding for Arts Education : An Overview of Recent Trends
Foundation Funding for Arts Education, produced in collaboration with Grantmakers in the Arts, provides an overview of private and community foundation support for arts education. October 2005. 20pp.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

Foundation Funding for Children's Health : An Overview of Recent Trends
Foundation Funding for Children's Health (2005) examines the growth and distribution of foundation giving for children's health between 1999 and 2003. May 2005. 24pp.
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Foundation Funding for the Humanities : An Overview of Current and Historical Trends
The Foundation Center's first-ever study focused exclusively on humanities giving. Prepared in cooperation with the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the report documents the size and scope of foundation giving for the humanities between 1992 and 2002 and includes an incisive essay by James A. Smith, an historian of philanthropy, on the principal grantmakers and trends influencing foundation support for the humanities from the start of the twentieth century through today. Loren Renz. New York: Foundation Center, June 2004. (Cataloged in Magic).
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Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates: Current Outlook (2008)
The country's more than 72,000 grantmaking foundations increased their giving to $42.9 billion in 2007, according to Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates: Current Outlook (2008 Edition), released on May 2nd by the Foundation Center. This estimated 10 percent gain followed a 7.1 percent increase in 2006.
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Foundation History: A Resource List
A selection of resources documenting the history of foundations, philanthropy, and voluntarism, as well as the histories of individual foundations compiled by the Foundation Center.
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Foundation Stats
FC Stats is a free online resource that provides users with ready access to a wealth of statistical data on U.S. private and community foundations and their funding patterns. FC Stats currently offers 520 data tables available only from the Foundation Center. These tables and ranked lists provide the most frequently requested types of summary financial data on foundations. FC Stats is produced from the Center's research database, the authoritative national statistical data source on grantmaking foundations.
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FOUNDATION TRUSTEESHIP : SERVICE IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR. John Nason. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, 1989. 173pp. Remote Storage D HV97 .A3 N35 1989
Examines key topics such as the foundation's public and private character; program development; board composition and dynamics; board staffing, management, and compensation.
[Endowments -- United States]
[Directors of corporations -- United States]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- United States]

Documents the growth in number, giving, and assets of all active U.S. foundations. Latest edition in Funding Center; earlier editions in Main Library Stacks.
Earlier editions in Main Library Stacks
[Endowments--United States]

FOUNDATIONS AND PUBLIC POLICY : THE MASK OF PLURALISM. Joan Roelofs. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2003. 269pp. Main Library HV97.A3 R64 2003
[Endowments -- United States]
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In this pathbreaking study of foundation influence, author Joan Roelofs produces a comprehensive picture of philanthropy's critical role in society. She shows how a vast number of policy innovations have arisen from the most important foundations, lessening the destructive impact of global "marketization." Conversely, groups and movements that might challenge the status quo are nudged into line with grants and technical assistance, and foundations also have considerable power to shape such things as public opinion, higher education, and elite ideology. The cumulative effect is that foundations, despite their progressive goals, have a depoliticizing effect, one that preserves the hegemony of neoliberal institutions.
[Policy sciences -- Research grants -- United States]

FOUNDATIONS : CREATING IMPACT IN A GLOBALISED WORLD. Luc Tayart de Borms. Chichester, West Sussex, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2005. 210pp. Remote Storage D HD62.6 .T39 2005
Contents: Introduction -- Why foundations? -- Responding to a changing policy environment -- Reaching beyond grantmaking -- The impact- driven foundation -- A payout rate for foundations : a roadmap for Europe -- From strategy to implementation -- Evaluation : the bedrock of accountability -- Philanthropy in a globalised world : get engaged! -- Epilogue : back to the future : the way forward.
[Nonprofit organizations]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations]

FOUNDATIONS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE : CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PHILANTHROPY AND POPULAR MOVEMENTS. Daniel R. Faber and Deborah McCarthy. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2005. 307pp. Funding Center (1 East) HN57 .F84 2005
This multi-disciplinary collection blends broad overviews and case studies as well as different theoretical perspectives in a critique of the relationship between United States philanthropic foundations and movements for social change. Scholars and practitioners examine how these foundations support and/or thwart popular social movements and address how philanthropic institutions can be more accountable and democratic in a sophisticated, provocative, and accessible manner. Foundations for Social Change brings together the leading voices on philanthropy and social movements into a single collection and its interdisciplinary approach will appeal to scholars, students, foundation officials, non-profit advocates, and social movement activists.
[Social change -- United States]
[Charitable organization -- United States]
[Endowments -- United States]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- United States]

FOUNDATIONS IN EUROPE : [SOCIETY, MANAGEMENT, AND LAW]. [edited by Andreas Schlüter, Volker Then & Peter Walkenhorst]. London : Directory of Social Change, 2001. 875pp. Funding Center (1 East) AS911.A2 F74 2001
Economic integration and the expansion of international communication have led to sustained growth of philanthropic investment in a number of European countries. New foundations are coming into existence and new forms of philanthropy are being tested. This book provides the first comprehensive survey of the foundation sector in Europe. It examines on a comparative country-by-country basis the role of foundations in society and their legal framework, as well as issues of governance, organization and management. Also includes a history of philanthropy in Europe. The book will be of value and interest to foundation professionals, donors, and others who are interested in international philanthropy.
[Endowments -- Europe]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Europe]

FOUNDATIONS, PRIVATE GIVING, AND PUBLIC POLICY: REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS. Chicago, University of Chicago Press [1971, c1970]. 287pp. Remote Storage D HV91 .C67
Discusses the role of philanthropy in society, the needs of non-profit organizations, tax issues for foundations, and other topics.
[Endowments -- United States]
[Charities -- United States]
[Tax exemption -- United States]

FROM GRANTMAKER TO LEADER : EMERGING STRATEGIES FOR TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOUNDATIONS. Frank L Ellsworth and Joe Lumarda. New York : John Wiley & Sons, 2003. 268pp. Remote Storage HV25 .F76 2003
1. Family Philanthropy in 21st Century America (V.M. Esposito and J. Foote).
2. Philanthropy, Self-Fulfillment, and the Promise of Community Foundations (J. Lumarda).
3. Impact of New Economy and Foundations (B. Dietel, et al.).
4. The Meta-Foundation: Venture Philanthropy Starts the Next Leg of Its Journey, With a Surprising New Pilot (J. Shakely).
5. The New Gospel of Wealth: The Foundation as Communicator (H. Carter III).
6. A Foundation's Journey Into Public Policy Engagement (E.D. Carson).
7. The Foundation Board of the 21st Century (S. Kwoh and B. Tang).
8. Issues of Foundation Planning (L. Pine and J. Breitenreicher).
Afterword: Artists Beware (F.M. Nicholas).
Also listed under Philanthropy: A Bibliography.
[Endowments -- United States]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- United States]

FUND RAISING IN THE UNITED STATES : ITS ROLE IN AMERICA'S HILANTHROPY. Scott M. Cutlip. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 1965. 553pp. Remote Storage HV41 .C87
Traces the history of fund raising in the United States from the 1960s, emphasizing secular fund raising after 1900.
[Fund raising]

THE FUTURE OF FOUNDATIONS. [Fritz F. Heimann, editor]. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1973] 278pp. Remote Storage HV97.A3 F87
[Endowments -- United States]

THE FUTURE OF PHILANTHROPY: ECONOMICS, ETHICS, AND MANAGEMENT. Susan U. Raymond. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, 2004. Remote Storage HD2769.15 .R39 2004
Section I: Philanthropy and the economy. Introduction to the issues -- Measuring the economic importance of nonprofits: what happens when methods change -- Size counts in the foundation world: the dilemma of absorptive capacity -- What you know or whom you know? Relationships matter -- Foundation endowments: How big? How vulnerable? -- Does philanthropy interfere with markets? -- Venture philanthropy: two sides of the coin -- Wages in the nonprofit sector: poor cousin or twin sister? -- Diversity and governance: the not-good news -- Minority philanthropy: the future has arrived -- Will there be a nonprofit shakeout? Comparing nonprofits to small business trends -- The growing demand for philanthropic accountability: will there be room for risk? -- Managing through the market: responding to severe economic cycles -- The philanthropic instinct: government walks the talk -- Does Wall Street matter? The unknowns about elasticities -- Section II: Ethics and accountability. Introduction to the issues -- How shall we govern ourselves? -- The mission meets the numbers: is it okay to lie? -- A privilege and an obligation: why stewardship matters and competition is a good thing --Are organizational hybrids nonprofits? The problem of fairness -- Have we learned nothing? Practical applications of lessons from corporate scandal -- Great expectations collide: the consequences of assumptions -- Section III: Nonprofit management dilemmas. Introduction to the issues -- Organizational benchmarking: management solution or performance petard? -- The illusion of knowing something: the diversity of nonprofit definitions -- Philanthropy and the nonprofit budget cycle: no silver bullet -- State budget deficits: why red ink today will plague management tomorrow -- Drilling down: deeper revenue sources for nonprofits -- Nonprofit compensation: charitable managers and their tax-exempt colleagues.
[Nonprofit organizations]

GENDER AND EDUCATIONAL PHILANTHROPY : NEW PERSPECTIVES ON FUNDING, COLLABORATION, AND ASSESSMENT. Alice E. Ginsberg and Marybeth Gasman, eds. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 1st ed., 261pp. Remote Storage LC243.A1 G37 2007
This book explores the complex questions facing funding agencies and foundations as they grapple to understand and define gender equity in education. As a collection of writings, many of which are written by the foundations themselves, the book engages the reader in the different approaches funders use to define gender equity, target limited resources, and create collaborative relationships that will ultimately make schools more equitable and engaging for boys and girls of a variety of cultural backgrounds.
[Endowments -- United States]
[Sexism in education -- United States]

GENERATIONS OF GIVING: LEADERSHIP AND CONTINUITY IN FAMILY FOUNDATIONS. Kelin E. Gersick. New York: Lexington Books, 2004. 283pp. Remote Storage HV97 .A3 G475 2004
Using detailed and comprehensive analysis, Generations of Giving: Leadership and Continuity in Family Foundations examines continuity and leadership over time within family foundations. Based upon a study of foundations in the United States and Canada that have survived through at least two generations, the authors ask probing questions, including:
(1) Why were the foundations started?
(2) What did they look like at the beginning?
(3) How did the families of the founders come to be involved?
(4) And how did they organize themselves to do their work from year to year, decade to decade?
Although the foundations in the study are quite diverse in their goals and management, they have all had to confront and survive a common set of challenges. At the core of this volume is the study of two aspects of philanthropy: funding and volunteers--each essential to the survival of a foundation. This study is about the "why" and the "how" of these two crucial aspects. The authors give a truly unique perspective, which serves as a powerful tool for readers as they address the specific situations of their own foundations. A thorough and powerful work, Generations of Giving: Leadership and Continuity in Family Foundations demands that we must not only appreciate philanthropy, but we must also increase our understanding so that we can do it better.
[Family foundations]

GIVE AND TAKE: A CANDID ACCOUNT OF CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY. Reynold Levy. Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business School Press, c1999. 235pp. Gast Business Library HG4028.C6 L48 1999
electronic edition also available for Michigan residents.
The former head of the AT&T Foundation and now head of the International Rescue Committee provides insights into and advice on corporate giving. Philanthropy can stem damage to a company's reputation, win over customers, and improve employee's morale. He analyzes the ins and outs of a corporate giving program. He also discloses trade secrets for non-profit organizations seeking corporate funds.
[Corporations -- Charitable contributions -- United States]

GIVE-AND-TAKE : THE COMPLETE TAX INCENTIVE GUIDE AND THE APPROVED METHODS FOR DONATING OR ACCEPTING CORPORATE GIFTS OF INVENTORY. Thomas Graham Lee and Margaret Stewart Carr. Ontanagon, Mich. : The Electronic Classroom, 1985. 2nd edition, 112pp. Gast Business Library KF6388 .L43 1985
An up-to-date guide to the latest IRS laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to in-kind giving by corporations and businesses.
[Corporations -- United States -- Charitable contributions]

THE GIVERS : WEALTH, POWER, AND PHILANTHROPY IN A NEW GILDED AGE / David Callahan. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. 343pp. MAIN LIBRARY HV91 .C34195 2017
"An inside look at the secretive world of elite philanthropists--and how they're quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good and bad. While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Charles Koch, thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes. David Callahan charts the rise of these new power players and the ways they are converting the fortunes of a second Gilded Age into influence. He shows how this elite works behind the scenes on education, the environment, science, LGBT rights, and many other issues--with deep impact on government policy. Above all, he shows that the influence of the Givers is only just beginning, as new waves of billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg turn to philanthropy. Based on extensive research and interviews with countless donors and policy experts, this is not a brief for or against the Givers, but a fascinating investigation of a power shift in American society that has implications for us all"
[Philanthropists -- United States]

GIVING USA : THE ANNUAL REPORT ON PHILANTHROPY. New York, N.Y. : AAFRC Trust for Philanthropy, annual. Remote Storage HV89 .G5
Provides the only published comprehensive estimate of philanthropic giving in the United States. Also contains an extensive directory of "Sources of Philanthropic Information". All editions from 1977 to date, including the latest -- (2005 or 51st) -- are in the Funding Center; earlier editions may circulate.

GIVING WELL, DOING GOOD : READINGS FOR THOUGHTFUL PHILANTHROPISTS Amy A. Kass, ed. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2008. 490pp. Main Library BJ1533.P5 G58 2008
This anthology explores the enterprise of philanthropy--assumptions, aspirations, and achievements. It brings together key texts that can provide guidance to current and prospective donors, trustees and professional staff of foundations, and leaders of nonprofit organizations. Organized thematically, these texts seek to illuminate fundamental questions about the idea and practice of philanthropy, to promote more thoughtful discussion about practical issues facing the philanthropic sector, and to point a way toward a philanthropic practice that is more responsible, more effective, and more civic-spirited. Amy A. Kass has selected readings from sources that range from the classics to the contemporary, from foundational statements on philanthropy to reflections on key issues of novelists and poets. Each illuminates some aspect of philanthropy. The book is arranged according to themes: goals and intentions; gifts, donors, and recipients; grants, grantors, grantees; bequests and legacies; effectiveness; accountability; and leadership.

GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY: DIMENSIONS OF THE NONPROFIT SECTOR. Lester M. Salamon ... [et al.]. Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, 1999. 511pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD2769.15 G56 1999
Presents initial results from the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector project for 22 countries (of the total of 42 that will ultimately be included). Various experts compare the scale, revenue base, and structure of nonprofits in Western Europe (Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom), Central and Eastern Europe (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia), other developed countries (Australia, Israel, Japan, United States), and Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru). Each essay provides an historical background and data on the composition of the sector, which may include revenue sources, dominant fields, and number of employees.
[Nonprofit organizations]
[Civil society]
[Non-governmental organizations]

GLOBAL CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP -- RATIONALE AND STRATEGIES. David Logan, Delwin Roy, and Laurie Regelbrugge. Washington, D.C. : Hitachi Foundation, 1997. 185pp. Remote Storage HD60 .L643 1997
Explores why corporations support charities, what they hope to gain, and how they can establish effective programs to benefit their workers and communities. Case studies include BP Oil, which set up employment programs to help 700 workers who were fired from its refineries in Soth Wales, and Levi Strauss & Company, which has spent $14-million on AIDS programs. Available from the Hitachi Foundation, 1509 22nd Street, N.W. Washinton, D.C. 20037-1073; (202) 457-0588.
[Corporations -- philosophy]

THE GOLDEN DONORS : A NEW ANATOMY OF THE GREAT FOUNDATIONS. Waldemar A. Nielsen. New York : Truman Talley Books : E.P. Dutton, c1985. 468pp. Remote Storage HV27 .N53 1985
The world of the golden donors -- the rich and influential philanthropic foundations -- is quite likely the least known and yet the most pervasive of all the invisible money and power networks in America. This book is Nielson's exploration of the 36 largest of 22,000 foundations. He takes the reader inside each of the giants to analyze its people, policies, and performance. From the most famous, Ford and MacArthur, to the most obscure, Mabee and Moody, the author lets in the daylight and lets out the bats as well as the butterflies. Golden Donors is a journey through 36 fiefdoms, each of which controls upwards of $250 million dollars, beyond the reach of the IRS, in order to encourage medical research, support cultural and artistics endeavors, and not least, to buttress immensely expensive educational institutions.
[Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography]
[Endowments -- United States -- History]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- United States -- History]

GrantCraft: Practical Wisdom for Grantmakers
Over the past 10 years, the Ford Foundation has developed a set of presentations, publications, and workshops in which its own grant makers share lessons learned about their craft. This new project offers an updated version of some of those materials for a much wider audience, and adds a growing inventory of new material, incorporating insights from foundations of every size and field of interest. Newer materials add the perspective of grantees, too -- reflecting a view of grant making from the people who put grants to use. Courtesy of the Ford Foundation.
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GRANTMAKERS SALARY AND BENEFITS REPORT. Council on Foundations. Washington, D.C. : Council on Foundations, 2004. 234pp. Remote Storage HV41.5 .G8; earlier editions available
After reading this report, you'll be able to identify salary trends, evaluate your client's salary ranges and policies and benchmark your client's salary ranges against other grantmaking organizations. Helpful tables and graphs will assist you in quickly finding the information you need. Included are data for 37 distinct salaried positions from executive director to human resources manager, grouped by foundation type, and asset or grant level. Survey includes responses from nearly 667 foundations and corporate giving programs.
1998 edition and 2003 edition also available
[Fund raisers (Persons) -- Salaries, etc. -- United States -- Periodicals]
[Fund raising -- United States -- Periodicals]

Grantmaking 101: The Ultimate Guide to Foundation Philanthropy
This guide provided by FLuxx explores the different types of charitable giving vehicles available, how each foundation employee plays a role, the "how" of grantmaking, and emerging trends shaping. Free download available.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

GRANTMAKING BASICS : A FIELD GUIDE FOR FUNDERS. Barbara D. Kibbe, Fred Setterberg and Colburn S. Wilbur. Washington, D.C. : Council on Foundations, 1999. 121pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV97 .A3 K53 1999
The task of giving away money can intimidate even a veteran program officer, write the authors. They offer this guide to help grant makers at foundations and corporate-giving programs stay focused. Everyone wants something from the grant maker, they write, and trying to please everyone can prove to be exhausting. In addition, the authors warn against "power poisoning," an illness caused by proximity to large sums of money and fawning grant seekers. They explain how to review grant proposals and note eight qualities they say make a grant request shine. Other chapters cover interviewing grant seekers about proposed projects and conducting on-site visits, scrutinizing the finances of non-profit organizations, and keeping board members informed.

GRANTMAKING PROCESS : THE BASICS. Washington, D.C. : Council on Foundations, 1988. 1 volume. Funding Center (1 East) HV97 .A3 G72 1988
The basics are indeed explained here, from the grantmaker's point of view. Includes chapters on defining a grantmaking program, decision making, financial analysis, evaluation and ethics.
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- United States]
[Endowments -- United States]

GRANTS: CORPORATE GRANTMAKING FOR RACIAL AND ETHNIC COMMUNITIES. National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Wakefield, RI : Moyer Bell, c2000. 732pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG4028.C6 G74 2000
A comprehensive listing of 124 major corporations and the over ten thousand grants they offer each year to benefit minorities. It is the essential reference tool for both fundraisers in racial/ethnic communities and the corporations who give money to them. This report offers grantmakers, grantseekers, and the general public a tool for comparing corporate giving rhetoric with corporate giving actions.
[Corporations -- Charitable contributions -- United States] [Minorities -- Services for -- United States -- Finance]

GREAT PHILANTHROPIC MISTAKES. Martin Morse Wooster. Hudson Institute Press, 2006. 158pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV91 .W626 2006
The first book to explore why foundations fail. In eight case studies, Martin Morse Wooster looks at major programs that ended disastrously. In each case, arrogant foundations thought that, given enough resources and time, they could prevent overpopulation, cure cancer, and "find Michelangelo." These failures should provide warnings for future philanthropists who think their billions can change the world. Topics include:
(1) Abraham Flexner and the Rockefeller Foundation's funding of medical education (1913-1928)
(2) The Lasker Foundation and the "War on Cancer" (1944-1976)
(3) The Ford and Rockefeller Foundations and Population Control (1952-1981)
(4) The Ford Foundation's "Gray Areas" Program (1959-1965)
(5) The Carnegie Corporation of New York and Public Television (1965-1967; 1977-1979)
(6) The Ford Foundation and New York City school decentralization (1967-1968)
(7) The MacArthur Foundation's Fellows Program (1981-present)
(8) The Annenberg Foundation and school reform (1993-2001)

GREAT PHILANTHROPISTS : WEALTH AND CHARITY IN THE MODERN WORLD, 1815-1945. Peter Mandler and David Cesarani. Elstree : Vallentine Mitchell, 2017. 202pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV25 .G74 2017
What is a philanthropist? Why do they do what they do? What impact do they have? What makes them tick? What in their personal biographies, their communities, their backgrounds, and their moment in time drove them to devote so much time to giving so much money away? Great Philanthropists provides an over-arching view of the development, goals and achievements of philanthropy around the world over the 'long nineteenth century,' the period in which organized philanthropy became a global movement. It examines how philanthropists make choices about which causes to support, their strategies for doing good, and the impact they have had. The studies include men and women (like Ei'ichi Shibusawa and Betty de Rothschild) from the USA, the UK, Germany, Portugal, South Africa, and Japan; and those who were self-made or who inherited wealth, Jews and Christians, even a monarch, King Edward VII. The book is prefaced with an introductory essay by the leading historian of wealth and the wealthy, Professor W.D. Rubinstein, that provides a magisterial overview of the whole phenomenon of 'mega-philanthropy' since the early 19th century. It shows how these case studies illuminate the great themes of motivation: faith, fear, hope, humanity and culture. Readable and informative, this collection offers an insight into the minds of the world's richest people and shows how individual acts of charity can change society.

GROWING CIVIL SOCIETY: FROM NONPROFIT SECTOR TO THIRD SPACE. Jon Van Til. Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 2000. 241pp. Foundation Center (1 East) HD2769.2.U6 V36 2000
Some of the issues discussed include: the boundaries between the third sector and other sectors, the role of the nonprofit sector as pressures mount for voluntary institutions to replace the work of the government, and the concomitant involvement of nonprofits with commercial endeavors. Van Til coins the term "third space" to refer to those organizations and actions that serve to build community.
[Nonprofit organizations -- United States]
[Charities -- United States]
[Voluntarism -- United States]

Charitable choice was part of federal welfare reform legislation of 1996 that provided that religious organizations could accept government funds for the provision of social services in their community. This study looks at th effects of the program in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

HANDBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL PHILANTHROPY. Jane Peebles. Chicago, Il. : Bonus Books, 1998. 138pp. Gast Business Library KF6443 .P37 1998
Outlines policies and procedures of philanthropic management outside the U.S.
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- United States]

HANDBOOK ON PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS. David F. Freeman. Cabin John, Md. : Published for the Council on Foundations by Seven Locks Press, c1981. 436pp. Remote Storage HV97.A3 F73
[Endowments -- United States -- Management]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- United States]

HANDBOOK ON PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS. David F. Freeman. Cabin John, Md. : Published for the Council on Foundations by Seven Locks Press, c1991. 320pp. Remote Storage HV97.A3 F73 1991
Offers sound advice on establishing, staffing, and governing foundations, and provides insights into legal and tax guidelines.
[Endowments -- United States -- Management]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- United States]

Health Funding Update
2001. 4pp.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

Health Policy Research and Foundation Grantmaking
Identifying Areas Where Foundations Fill the Gap. March 2004. 4pp.
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HIGH IMPACT PHILANTHROPY : HOW DONORS, BOARDS, AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS CAN TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES. Kay Sprinkel Grace, Alan L. Wndroff. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley & Sons, 2001. 186pp. Remote Storage HV41.2 .B43 2001
Also available electronically.
Whether you are a development officer in an institution whose advancement effort is dollar goal driven and measured; or you are a donor services officer in a community or private foundation where a gift's measurable impact may serve as the hallmark of a successful effort, High Impact Philanthropy can give you a new perspective on what philanthropy means to the donor who gives, the board volunteers who get, and the organization and community that receives.
[Fund Raising]
[Nonprofit organizations -- finance]
[Community foundations]

HISPANIC PHILANTHROPY : EXPLORING THE FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE GIVING AND ASKING. Lilya Wagner and Allan Figueroa Deck, eds. San Franscisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass, 1999. 119pp. Remote Storage HV91 .H55 1999
New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising, v.24.
Until recently, organized philanthropy in the United States has largely ignored Hispanic population groups, due to language and cultural barriers. In this issue of New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising, the authors report on research conducted with leading Hispanic philanthropists, fundraising professionals, and nonprofit executives about the current status of giving and asking in Hispanic American communities and their attitudes and beliefs about philanthropy. Chapters examine the effect of education and religion on Hispanic philanthropy; describe the development, implementation, and results of a fundraising training program conducted in Hispanic nonprofits; and illustrate how Hispanic women are transforming the nonprofit sector and philanthropy.
[Hispanic Americans -- Charities]
[Hispanic Americans -- Social conditions]
[Fund raising -- United States]
[Nonprofit organizations -- Finance]

Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP)
HIP's mission is to strengthen Latino communities by increasing resources for the Latino and Latin American civil sector and by increasing Latino participation and leadership throughout the field of philanthropy.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

HISTORIOGRAPHIC REVIEW OF FOUNDATION LITERATURE : MOTIVATIONS AND PERCEPTIONS. Joseph C. Kiger. [New York, N.Y.] : Foundation Center, c1987. 54pp. Remote Storage HV97.A3 K54 1987
[Endowments -- United States -- Historiography]

How Americans Give
Families like Ms. Kaigler's are a key reason that people in Detroit give a bigger share of their discretionary income to charity -- an average of 12.5 percent annually -- than residents of the nation's 49 other biggest cities, according to a Chronicle study of giving by people who make $50,000 or more and itemize deductions on their taxes. New York City residents gave the second highest share of income, at 10.9 percent. At the bottom: El Paso, where residents donated 5.8 percent of their income, and Miami, at 4.6 percent.
The study is the first to examine how housing, food, taxes, and other costs of living affect the percentage of income donated to charity -- and the first to make it possible to accurately compare whether people who live in high-cost regions, such as New York or San Francisco, are as generous as those who live in low-cost towns like Angleton, Tex., or Rexburg, Idaho.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy (May 1, 2003) analysis sheds light on some of the key reasons that people in particular geographic areas give more than those in others. Among the major factors is race: In counties and cities with above-average numbers of blacks who make $50,000 or more, giving rates tend to be higher than in those dominated by whites of similar income levels. Michael Anft and Harvy Lipman.
Note: Access is restricted to subscribers of the Chronicle of Philanthropy. MSU users can stop by the Main Library Reference desk for access.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

HOW FOUNDATIONS WORK: WHAT GRANTSEEKERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MANY FACES OF FOUNDATIONS. Dennis P. McIlnay. San Franciso, Ca. : Jossey-Bass, 1998. 204pp. Remote Storage HV41.9 .U5 M35 1998
Google Books Snippet and Book Cover
If private foundations are to engender trust among grant seekers and the general public, they must pull back the shroud of secrecy that often obscures their operations.
[Endowments -- United States]
[Research grants -- United States]
[Fund raising -- United States]

INNOVATION IN STRATEGIC PHILANTHROPY : LOCAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES. Helmut K. Anheier, Adele Simmons, David Winder,eds. New York : Springer, 2007. 236pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV25 .I66 2007
Philanthropy has been around for thousands of years but the study of philanthropic organizations and their role in a civil society is still recent. Most of the research focuses on organizations and institutions in developed market economies, in particular the United States. But in looking at other areas such as the global south and central and eastern Europe, major differences in a number of critical aspects emerge that challenge conventional assumptions and models of philanthropy. There, frequently resource-poor and hybrid organizations are very different from the professional, large-scale foundation in the US or western Europe, but they are nonetheless philanthropic institutions that are more reflective of local needs and capacities, and often with greater innovative potential rather than some ready-made, imported legal form could offer.
This book is the result of case studies conducted as part of the International Network on Strategic Philanthropy, which focus on the role of philanthropy in the globalization process and in lesser developed economies. Throughout, they emphasize the lessons in innovation that can be taken from them, and together demonstrate that these emerging philanthropic institutions can develop their own methods and indeed offer criteria that the Western world might learn from.
[Endowments -- Case studies]

INSIDE AMERICAN PHILANTHROPY : THE DRAMAS OF DONORSHIP. Waldemar A. Nielsen. Norman, Ok. : University of Oklahoma Press, 1996. 292pp. Remote Storage HV97 .A3 N54 1996
Provides an episodic history of charitable organizations in the United States, laced with commentary on the foibles and triumphs of the wealthy men and women who established them.
[Philanthropists -- United States]
[Endowments -- United States]

INTERNATIONAL GRANTMAKING: A REPORT ON U.S. FOUNDATION TRENDS. Loren Renz. The Foundation Center in cooperating with the Council on Foundations. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, 1997. 241pp. Remote Storage HV97 .A3 I57 1997

INTERNATIONAL GRANTMAKING II : AN UPDATE ON U.S. FOUNDATION TRENDS. Loren Renz, Josefina Samson-Atienza ; contributor, Steven Lawrence. [New York, NY] : Foundation Center, c2000. 111pp. Remote Storage HV90 .I58 2000

INTERNATIONAL GRANTMAKING III: A REPORT ON U.S. FOUNDATION TRENDS. Loren Renz. The Foundation Center in cooperating with the Council on Foundations. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, 2004. 97pp. Remote Storage HV90 I58 2004
Prepared in cooperation with the Council on Foundations as an update to the 2000 International Grantmaking II study, this report examines perspectives on the post-9/11 funding climate and the current outlook for the field based on a 2004 survey of more than 60 leading U.S. international grantmakers. It also documents trends in international giving based on the grants of over 600 larger U.S. foundations. In particular, the study analyzes shifts in giving priorities, countries/regions targeted for support, and the impact of new large funders.

International Grantmaking Update
Loren Renz, in cooperation with the Council on Foundations. Oct. 2003. 4pp.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

INVENTING THE NONPROFIT SECTOR AND OTHER ESSAYS ON PHILANTHROPY, VOLUNTARISM, AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. Peter Dobkin Hall. Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. 349pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV91 .H263 1992
Includes nine essays that explore such issues as the history of charitable organizations in the United States and their often-adversarial relationship with government, the influence of religion on philanthropy, the evolution of trusteeship, conflicts caused by the trend toward greater professionalism in non-profit management, research and teaching about the non-profit world, and the future of philantrhopy.
[Charities -- United States]
[Nonprofit organizations -- United States]
[Voluntarism -- United States]

Key Facts on Corporate Foundations
This brief summary report provides estimates of 2005 giving by the nation's nearly 2,600 grantmaking corporate foundations and data on actual giving from 1987 through 2004. It includes analyses of corporate foundation giving relative to other types of foundations and to all sources of private giving, giving by subject focus, type of support, and region. Also provided is a list of the top 25 corporate foundations by giving. Foundation Center. June 2006. (Last checked 06/12/06)

Key Facts on Family Foundations
Key Facts on Family Foundations (2005) documents the dimensions and giving interests of the family foundation community. January 2005. 2pp.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

[Voluntarism -- United States]

Look to the Stars : The World of Celebrity Giving
Look to the Stars is the web's number one source of celebrity charity news and information, covering what the top stars are doing to make a positive difference in the world. The site includes exclusive interviews and a database where fans can learn about their favorite stars' good deeds.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

LOOKING GOOD AND DOING GOOD: CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY AND CORPORATE POWER. Jerome L. Himmelstein. Bloomington, In. : Indiana University Press, 1997. 185pp. Online resource
Based on interviews with managers of the top fifty-five corporate giving programs, the author scrutinizes how corporate philanthropy becomes politicized, how corporations respond to political controversy, and what such conflicts reveal about the nature of American corporations.
[Corporations -- United States -- charitable contributions]

MAKE A NOTE OF IT: WIT AND WISDOM FROM FUND RAISERS FOR FUND RAISERS. William Olcott. New York, N.Y. : Hoke Communications, Inc., 1998. 138pp. Remote Storage HV41.2 .O48 1998
A compendium of fund-raising wit, wisdom, and humanity. The experts give their views on the roots of philanthropy and the rapidly shifting environment fund raisers face today. They offer advice on fund-raising techniques, tips on pursuing major gifts, leadership, management, communication, ethics, and living a balanced life.
[Fund raising]

MAKING A DIFFERENCE : GRANTMAKERS WORKING WITH NONPROFITS FOR MICHIGAN'S FUTURE. Grand Haven, MI: Council of Michigan Foundations, 1997. 72pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV98 .M5 M27 1997
Highlights partnerships throughout the state that show how foundations, corporate grantmaking programs, and nonprofit organizations are working together for Michigan's future. Over 100 grants are listed.
[Endowments -- Michigan]
[Nonprofit organizations -- Michigan]

Michigan Giving and Volunteering: 2001 Highlights
Prepared by the Michigan Nonprofit Project in collaboration with the Michigan Nonprofit Association, Council of Michigan Foundations, and the Michigan Community Service Commission.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

Michigan Giving and Volunteering: 2002 Highlights
In October/November 2002, 989 Michigan residents were surveyed about their charitable giving, volunteering, and attitude toward nonprofit action. The survey was conducted by the Office of Survey Research, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University. The survey was sponsored by ConnectMichigan Alliance, Council of Michigan Foundations, Michigan Community Service Commission, and Michigan Nonprofit Association.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

MONEY GIVERS. Joseph C. Goulden. New York, Random House [1971]. 341pp. Remote Storage HV97.A3 G6
{Endowments -- United States]

MOVING A PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA : THE STRATEGIC PHILANTHROPY OF CONSERVATIVE FOUNDATIONS. Washington, D.C. : National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, 1997. Remote Storage HV95 .C686 1997
A study of 12 conservative foundations' grantmaking activities designed to advocate a conservative public poliy agenda from 1992 to 1994.
[Endowments -- United States -- Political activity]

NOTABLE AMERICAN PHILANTHROPISTS : BIOGRAPHIES OF GIVING AND VOLUNTEERING. Robert T. Grimm, Jr., ed. Phoenix, Az: Oryx, 2002. 388pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV27 .N68 2002
This book provides substantial profiles of individuals and families who made significant contributions to the American philanthropic tradition from the 1600s to the present. The volume encompasses men and women who significantly shaped American life by their dedication to voluntary service or charitable donations. The 78 entries describe 110 individuals (a number of essays describe entire families, such as the Rockefellers, Booths, and Guggenheims). Most essays are 1,500-2,500 words in length, but family entries range from 2,500-9,000 words. Each essay examines a philanthropist's early years, education, and career, and then focuses upon his or her philanthropic philosophy and actions. Particular attention is paid to an individual's motivations and justifications for philanthropy.
Short samples of each philanthropist's writings are included, and the important societal contributions of each individual's philanthropic activity are assessed. All entries are cross-referenced and include a bibliographic list of references (print and nonprint sources). Many feature photos, and some describe the location of personal papers and other manuscript sources. This book also includes a preface, introduction, timeline, and lists of videos and children's books on American philanthropy. Sixty scholars contributed to this volume, each of who is notable for work on certain individuals or in the broad field of American philanthropy. These contributors did a great deal of original research, making this book the only source for detailed information on many of the included individuals.

NUEVOS SENDEROS: REFLECTION ON HISPANICS AND PHILANTHROPY. Diana Campoamor, William A. Díaz, and Henry A.J. Ramos, eds. Houston, Tex. : Arte Publico Press, 1999. 294pp. Remote Storage HV91 .N84 1999
Topics include the increasing numbers of charities established by or for the benefit of Latinos and the dynamics of community funds set up by Latinos -- who tend to orient their giving toward family and friends.
[Hispanic Americans -- Charities]
[Hispanic Americans -- Charitable contributions.]

PATTERNS OF CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY: FUNDING ENEMIES, FORSAKING FRIENDS. Austin Fulk. Washington, D.C. : Ca;pital Research Center, 1996. 177pp. Remote Storage HG4028.C6 F845 1996
After nine years of documenting how corporate America shoots itself in the foot by funding anti-free market advocacy groups, Capital Research Center's latest study of corporate philanthropy suggests corporations are pausing -- if only to reload the gun.
[Corporations -- charitable contributions]

PHILANTHROCAPITALISM : HOW THE RICH CAN SAVE THE WORLD. Matthew Bishop. NY, NY : Bloomsbury, 2008. 298pp. Main Library HD60 .B52 2008
One of the greatest virtues of the book is its potential, in bringing these voices to readers, to inspire others among the "superrich" to give more and dedicate themselves in the same way to results. This seems to be an explicit objective of the authors, and it's a laudable one. (Read a Chronicle interview with the authors.) From the work of individuals like Mr. Gates, Mr. Turner, and Mr. Soros -- and the foundations they established --to smaller-scale efforts like the Impetus Trust, in Britain, the authors extensively chronicle an array of innovative attempts to make more of a difference with philanthropic dollars. In so doing, they provide the most convincing evidence compiled in one place that philanthropy is going through a fundamental shift. They tell the story of a growing emphasis on results and an increasing embrace of goals, well-executed strategies, and rigorous performance indicators. The tide is changing.
[Social responsibility]

PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATIONS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. Joseph C. Kiger. Westport, Ct. : Greenwood Press, 2000. 232pp. Remote Storage HV16 .K54 2000
Surveys the changes that have taken place in U.S. foundations in the 20th century and describes our foundations as they exist today. Covers the various commissions established to review foundation activities, including the Walsh Commission in 1915, the Cox Committee in 1952, the Patman Investigation that began in 1961, and the Filer Commission, whose resulted were published in 1977.
[Charities -- History]
[Social service -- History]

PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES: AN INTRODUCTION Elizabeth Boris. Washington, D.C. : Council on Foundations, 2000. 61pp. Remote Storage HV97 .B67 2000
Written in a question and answer format, explains why foundations exist and how they operate, as well as how the U.S. government regulates them. Provides an analysis of the future of this type of philanthropy.
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations]

PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATIONS : NEW SCHOLARSHIP, NEW POSSIBILITIES. Ellen Condliffe Logemann, ed. Bloomington, In: Indiana University Press, 1999. 420pp. Available on electronic resource
"Foundations are socially and politically significant, but this simple fact . . . has mostly been ignored by students of American history. . . . This collection represents an important contribution to an emerging field." --Kenneth Prewitt, Social Science Research Council. This book presents examples of cutting-edge work about foundations and their histories and offers the opportunity to ponder the problems and possibilities of foundation history.
1992 edition also available.
[Charitable organization--United States--history]
[Endowments--United States--history]

Philanthropy 400 via Chronicle of Philanthropy
This is conducted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy to determine which U.S. charities raised the most in donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Note: access is restricted to subscribers to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

PHILANTHROPY ACROSS THE GENERATIONS. Dwight F. Burlingame, ed. San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, c2004. 122pp. Remote Storage HV41.2 .N48 no.42
New directions for philanthropic fundraising ; no. 42, Winter 2003
Note "Sponsored by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University [and] Association of Fundraising Professionals". Contents : The inheritance of wealth and the commonwealth : the ideal of paideia in an age of affluence / Paul G. Schervish -- The moral case for the estate tax / Andrea K. Pactor -- Responsible grant making / Paul L. Comstock -- An altruistic reanalysis of the social support hypothesis : the health benefits of giving / Stephanie L. Brown -- Intergenerational service learning and voluteering / Donna M. Butts -- Tracking giving across generations / Richard Steinberg, Mark Wilhelm -- Transforming philanthropy : generativity, philanthropy, and the reflective practitioner / James M. Hodge -- Leadership in emerging family philanthropy / Lorna M. Lathram -- Paved with good intentions / David H. Smith.
[Fund raising -- United States]
[Charitable giving]
[Philanthropists -- United States]

PHILANTHROPY AND THE NONPROFIT SECTOR IN A CHANGING AMERICA. Charles T. Clotfelter and Thomas Ehrlich, eds. Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 1999. 560pp. Remote Storage HV91 .P57 1999
What is the future of philanthropy in a changing America? This volume of agenda-setting essays suggests how philanthropy and the nonprofit sector might respond to a society which is seeing not only the devolution of federal programs to the state and local levels, but also the blurring of lines between nonprofit and for-profit organizations, globalization, tax and other regulatory reform, and the rise of privatization and market models, among other sea changes. The authors wrestle with such issues as strengthening relations with the public and for-profit sectors, educating and engaging the next generation, the dramatic growth in philanthropic resources, the continuing importance of religious institutions, and the special need to stress the basic values of American philanthropy.

PHILANTHROPY AT INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS. Helen A. Colson. Washington, D.C. : National Association of Independent Schools, 2002. 2nd edition. Funding Center (1 East) LC243.A1 C65 2002
Focuses on the principles, practices, and people involved in annual, capital, and planned gift fundraising for independent schools.
Contents: In changing times : constituents, trends, and communication -- The development office plan : organizing for success -- The board's role in development : the query of Donald Green -- Major gifts : the essential element of fund-raising success -- The school head's role in development : near the top of Denise Harris's list -- Catching the donor's eye : begin with the annual gift -- Get ready, get set, go : key elements of a capital campaign -- Planned giving : Fred Fiske and the newest fund-raising frontier -- The right development director : passion, professionalism, and pride -- Policies and guidelines : getting everyone on the same page -- Maintaining independence : ten principles of fund-raising excellence -- Ten maxims that matter.
[Educational fund raising]
[Private schools -- United States -- finance]

PHILANTHROPY IN AMERICA : A COMPREHENSIVE HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA. Dwight F. Burlingame, editor. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2004. 3 volumes. Funding Center (1 East) HV91 .P58 2004
The principal jewels of Philanthropy in America are the more than 175 entries on every aspect of the philanthropic sector -- from leading donors, to key institutions, to critical concepts. Ranging from a few columns to a number of pages, many of the entries will sound familiar: Dorothea Dix, "Fundraising," and the YMCA are all represented. Yet each entry presents a concise portrait filled with unexpected detail, along with source references and related resources for learning more about a topic. The encyclopedia also reaches far beyond what might commonly appear in such a work, capturing topics from "Philanthropy in Utopian Thought," to "Public Relations and Philanthropy for Nonprofits," to "Fundraising as a Profession."
Among Philanthropy in America's other useful resources are "A Timeline of Key Events" in U.S. philanthropy, stretching from the 1600s through 2000; a "Glossary of Terms in Philanthropy," providing a handy reference for those less familiar with the sector; and excerpts from critical "Documents in Philanthropy," ranging from Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics," to Booker T. Washington's "Raising Money," to the Koran.
[Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography]
[Charities -- United States -- History]

PHILANTHROPY IN THE 21ST CENTURY : THE FOUNDATION CENTER'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY INTERVIEWS. Mitch Naufft, ed. New York : Foundation Center, c2007. 223pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV97.A3 P54 2007
Fifteen leaders of the foundation and nonprofit world take the pulse of contemporary philanthropy on the anniversary of the Foundation Center. Contents : Introduction: The Foundation Center, fifty years on / James Allen Smith -- Philanthropy and the Rockefeller legacy / David Rockefeller -- Philanthropy in an interdependent world / Stephen B. Heintz -- Creating change through informed philanthropy / Melissa Berman -- Donors and philanthropic intent / Adam Meyerson -- Spending out as a philanthropic strategy / Vincent McGee -- Building nonprofit capacity through challenge grants / John E. Marshall III -- Expanding opportunity for all Californians / James E. Canales -- Building the field of social entrepreneurship / Sally Osberg -- Working to catalyze social change / Emmett Carson -- Nonprofits, philanthropy and the democratic process / Rick Cohen -- Philanthropy and the next-generation Web / Daniel Ben-Horin -- Governance, accountability and the charitable sector / Diana Aviv -- Philanthropic leadership in a changing world / Steve Gunderson -- Fifty years of promoting foundation openness and transparency / Sara L. Engelhardt -- Philanthropy as social incubator / Vartan Gregorian.
[Endowments -- United States]
[Nonprofit organizations -- United States]
[Corporations -- Charitable contributions -- United States]
[Charities -- United States]
[Foundation Center -- History]
[Executives -- United States -- Interviews]

PHILANTHROPY IN THE WORLD'S TRADITIONS. Warren F. Ilchman, Stnley N. Katz, and Edward L. Queen, II, eds. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1998. 382pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV16 .P46 1998
Defining philanthropy as giving and sharing beyond the family, various specialists analyze different cultures within historical contexts. Focus includes geographical areas of Africa, North America, India, China, Japan, Russia, and Latin America and the traditions of the Buddhist, Islam, Native Amrican, Confucian, Jewish, Christian, and Hindu religions.
[Charities -- History -- Cross-cultural studies]

THE PHILANTHROPY OF ORGANIZED RELIGION. Washington, D.C. : Council on Foundations, c1985. 144pp. Remote Storage HV530 .C69 1985
[Church charities -- United States]
[Endowments -- United States]
[Foundations -- United States]

PHILANTHROPY: VOLUNTARY ACTION FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD. Robert L. Payton. New York, N.Y. : American Council on Education/MacMillan, 1988. 282pp. Remote Storage HV97.A3 P39 1988
[Philanthropists -- United States]
[Charities -- United States]
[Endowments -- United States]

POWERED BY COALITION: THE STORY OF INDEPENDENT SECTOR. Brian O'Connell. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1997. 236pp. Remote Storage HV97.I47 O26 1997
Independent Sector is a national coalition of organizations that share a commitment to preserving and expanding voluntary action, philanthropy, and other aspects of private initiative for the public good. Founding President Brian O'Connell's account includes a history of the establishment, a discussion of the major initiatives undertaken, and personal reflections on some disappointments.
[Voluntarism -- United States]

PRIVATE ACTION AND THE PUBLIC GOOD. Walter W. Powell and Elisabeth S. Clemens, eds. New Haven, Ct.: Yale University Press, 1998. 313pp. Main Library Stacks JC330.15 .P75 1998
Part One explores philosophical issues surrounding philanthropy, including discussions of what constitutes altruism and how religious activism contributes to selfless behavior. Part Two examines how the internal structure of nonprofit organizations shapes their effectiveness. Part Three analyzes the relationship between nonprofit groups and governments in this country and those abroad, focusing on what the authors say is a growing interdependence. Part Four covers sponsorship and patronage of nonprofit groups and discusses the power, both direct and overt, that is wielded by donors. The book's final section elaborates on some of the challenges faced by non-profit groups, such as the changing demographics of volunteers and the inherent tension between emotional involvement in one's cause and the dispassionate demeanor required to provide services effectively. Twenty essays in all.
[Nonprofit organizations]
[Public Interest]
[Common Good]

PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS : THE PAYOUT REQUIREMENT AND ITS EFFECT ON INVESTMENT AND SPENDING POLICIES. Raymond R. Reilley and Donald H. Skadden. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, 1981. 54pp. Remote Storage HV95 .R45
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Michigan -- Program-related investments]

PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS: TAX LAW AND COMPLIANCE. Bruce R. Hopkins and Jody Blazek. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley, 1997. 498pp. Gast Business Library KF6449 .H63 1997
Private foundations are burdened with extensive federal tax law requirements that belie their numbers and substantially regulate and circumscribe their operations. This body of law has steadily grown since its inception as a considerable part of the Tax Reform Act of 1969. This book, part of the Wiley Nonprofit Series, attempts to capture and summarize the law and provide guidance as to compliance with it. Chapter titles include:
(1) Starting and Funding a Private Foundation
(2) Types of Private Foundations
(3) Disqualified Persons
(4) Self-Dealing
(5) Mandatory Distributions
(6) Excess Business Holdings
(7) Jeapardizing Investments
(8) Taxable Expenditures
(9) Tax on Investment Income
(10) Unrelated Business Income
(11) Tax Compliance and Administrative Issues
(12) Termination of Foundation Status
(13) Charitable Giving Rules
(14) Private Foundations and Public Charities
[Nonprofit organizations -- Taxation -- Law and legislation -- United States]
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Taxation -- United States]

Examines the influence of wealth private foundtions on American public policy from 1903 to 1932.

PUTTING WEALTH TO WORK: PHILANTHROPY FOR TODAY OR INVESTING FOR TOMORROW? Joel L. Fleishman. Public Affairs, 2016. 323pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV40 .F583 2017
Fleishman, a law and public-policy professor at Duke University, carries out a thorough but intimidatingly dense survey of a recent shift in American charitable giving. He explains that while American philanthropy is at a high, philanthropists are rejecting a long-established model -- handing over funds to preexisting and presumably long-lasting entities -- in favor of direct donations or time-limited projects unlikely to outlive themselves -- a model he calls "giving while living." The book convincingly argues that if wealthy individuals fail to support "perpetual organizations" such as the Ford Foundation, it will be at the expense of America's civic infrastructure. Fleishman pinpoints conservatives as leading the antifoundation trend, out of fear that legacy organizations almost inevitably become more liberal over time. Fleishman also has insights about how time-limited foundations achieve results, about the unique role of family foundations, and about the advantages of perpetual foundations. Despite the author's evident expertise, his book falters in the execution, which is unnecessarily dense and repetitive. Few readers will make it to his epilogue, which supplies the unilluminating answer "both" to the question in the book's subtitle and recommends donating to political candidates as the most effective method of "giving while living." Fleishman has crafted an interesting exploration of timely questions, but the treatment is too heavy and intense for a lay audience. (Sept.)

REINVENTING FUNDRAISING: REALIZING THE POTENTIAL OF WOMEN'S PHILANTHROPY. Sondra C. Shaw. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass, 1995. Remote Storage HV41.9 .U5 S53 1995
The once exclusively "old boys" network of professional fundraising has come to include a larger and larger proportion of women -- women who are becoming more prominent both as fundraisers and as donors. In this book Sondra C. Shaw and Martha A. Taylor reveal the reasons why women have not been taken seriously as philanthropists, identify model programs focusing on women's giving that have already been developed, and outline new program models that organizations can tailor to their own female constituents.
[Fund raising -- United States]
[Women philanthropists -- United States]

SERVING MANY MASTERS: THE CHALLENGES OF CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY. Washington, D.C. : Council on Foundations, 2003. 132pp. Remote Storage HG4028.C6 S47 2003
Today's environment poses challenges for all businesses. Grantmakers need to know their mission and their purpose to make informed and effective decisions. This new book addresses a host of key issues affecting corporate philanthropy now, including corporate philanthropy as competitive advantage, strategic philanthropy, transition planning, global giving, employee programs and tax and legal issues. You'll read thought-provoking views about the role corporate philanthropy can play in corporate citizenship, how to define the measures of success, the changing landscape of grantor/grantee relations, building deeper relationships through partnership and the double-edged sword of publicity.

SEVEN FACES OF PHILANTHROPY: A NEW APPROACH TO CULTIVATING MAJOR DONORS. Russ Alan Prince, Karen Maru. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass, 2001. 240PP. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9.U5 P74 1994
The authors identify and profile seven types of major donors and offer you detailed strategies on how to approach them. Both novice and expert fundraisers will find this framework a valuable supplement to existing strategies and techniques.
[Fund raising -- United States]
[Philanthropists -- United States]

Social Justice Grantmaking : a Report on Foundation Trends
Social Justice Grantmaking provides the first comprehensive study of social justice funding among U.S. grantmakers designed to further both the understanding and practice of social justice philanthropy. Prepared by the Foundation Center and INDEPENDENT SECTOR, this groundbreaking report offers quantitative benchmarks of social justice funding ranging from principal grantmaking priorities to the geographic distribution of funding; perspective on the challenges facing social justice funders based on interviews with key grantmakers; and profiles of leading social justice funders.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

Some Reflections on the Historic Roots, Evolution and Future of American Philanthropy
President's Essay by Vartan Gregorian starting on page 1 -- From the 2000 Annual Report, Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Note: Still available thanks to the Internet Archive. Click on 2012 and then any link
(Last checked 05/02/18)

SPLENDID LEGACY : THE GUIDE TO CREATING YOUR FAMILY FOUNDATION. Virginia M. Esposito, ed. Washington, D.C. : National Center for Family Philanthropy, 2002. 258pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41 .S75 2002
Offers a detailed and practical action plan for setting up a foundation. Combining practical, "how-to" advice with personal anecdotes from families that have already established foundations, this guidebook meets the needs and aspirations of all giving families.
[Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations]

STRATEGIC GIVING : THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PHILANTHROPY. Peter Frumkin. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006. 458pp. Remote Storage HD2769.2.U6 F78 2006
Though philanthropy often is -- and should be -- an emotional expression of personal values, donors must be cool-headed and thoughtful in their giving strategies, writes Peter Frumkin. "Only when giving becomes strategic will donors have a higher probability of creating value for the public and for themselves," he argues. He advises donors to consider five dimensions of their philanthropic strategy to ensure the money will be as useful as possible: value of the intended result to the donor and to the community; type of program or organization to receive the gift; the method of giving; the donor's level of engagement; and the timing of the gift. Using both case studies and theory, he describes how and why philanthropists strategize.
[Nonprofit organizations -- United States]
[Charities -- United States]
[Philanthropists -- Charitable contributions -- United States]

TAKING FUNDRAISING SERIOUSLY : THE SPIRIT OF FAITH AND PHILANTHROPY. Dwight F. Burlingame, Ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002. 135pp. Remote Storage HV41.9.U6 T3 2002
Exploring the relationship between spiritual motivation and identification in the philanthropic practice, this issue brings scholars and practitioners together to debate, discuss, and examine a variety of findings from different viewpoints. Offering a selected sample of revised papers and presentations from the 14th annual symposium sponsored by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, this issue fosters a deeper understanding of philanthropic action based upon spiritual and religious beliefs. Contributors discuss faith-guided giving, parachurch organizations, the Native American experience of giving, the ethics of wealth, the role of faith-related organizations in community building, and the role faith can play in our professional calling and in our giving. New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising, No. 35
[Fund raising -- United States]
[Charitable giving]

TAKING PHILANTHROPY SERIOUSLY : BEYOND NOBLE INTENTIONS TO RESPONSIBLE GIVING. William Damon and Susan Verducci, eds. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2006. 254pp. Remote Storage HV41.9.U5 T35 2006
Many acts of charitable giving fail in their stated goals and some are actually harmful. In Taking Philanthropy Seriously, the authors explain why this state of affairs exists. They outline solutions, ranging from those that equip philanthropists to do good work to those that build a domain of philanthropic knowledge, ethical codes, and best practices. Attention is also given to considering recipients' needs, frustrations, and hopes for support. Philanthropic leaders disclose instances of both good and compromised work, show how ethical concerns are secondary to "success" in philanthropy, and reveal strategies to promote effective and ethical conduct.
[Charities -- United States]
[Benefactors -- Charitable contributions -- United States]
[Philanthropists -- Charitable contributions -- United States]

TECH BILLIONAIRE$ : RESHAPING PHILANTHROPY IN A QUEST FOR A BETTER WORLD. Lewis D. Solomon. New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, c2009. 146pp. Main Library HV27 .S65 2009
Contents : Introduction -- Private foundations in the United States : the impact of Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller Sr. -- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation : big goals but following the traditional foundation model -- Pierre Omidyar and Omidyar Network : pioneering hybrid philanthropy -- Jeffrey Skoll and his philanthropic endeavors : funding social entrepreneurs and motion pictures -- Stephen Case : the rise and fall of a business empire, then entrepreneurship and innovative philanthropy -- Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Google.org : the corporation as philanthropist -- Conclusion.
[Philanthropists -- United States -- Case studies]
[Charities -- United States -- Case studies]
[Endowments -- United States -- Case studies]
[Rich people -- Charitable contributions -- United States -- Case studies]

UNDERSTANDING PHILANTHROPY : ITS MEANING AND MISSION. Robert L. Payton and Michael P. Moody. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2008. 205pp. Main Library Stacks BJ1533.P5 P39 2008
"Philanthropy appears in some form in all cultures and civilizations throughout history, yet most people know little about it and its distinctive place in our lives. Why does philanthropy exist? Why do people, particularly Americans, so often turn to philanthropy when we want to make the world a better place? What, in essence, is philanthropy? These fundamental questions about this indispensable part of human society are tackled in this engaging and original book. Written by one of the founding figures in the field of philanthropic studies, Robert L. Payton, and his former student the sociologist Michael P. Moody, Understanding Philanthropy presents a new way of thinking about the meaning and mission of philanthropy. Weaving together accessible theoretical explanations with fascinating examples of philanthropic action, this book is useful for students, scholars, and practitioners alike. It advances key scholarly debates about philanthropy, and offers practitioners a way of explaining the rationale for their nonprofit efforts."
[Charitable giving]

UNDERSTANDING THE NEEDS OF DONORS : THE SUPPLY SIDE OF CHARITABLE GIVING. Eugene R. Tempel, Gene R. Temple (Editor), Dwight F. Burlingame. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, October 2001. 160 pp. Remote Storage HV41.9.C3 U63 2001
New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising, #29
Examines the relationships between nonprofit organizations and donors. Outlines important steps needed in order to develop successful giving-receiving or gift relationships. Provides a framework for donors to determine comfort levels of giving and illustrates how tax changes influence giving. Proposes a meaningful-action paradigm to better understand why donors give, providing a useful guide for fundraising practice and research. Concludes with a challenge to donors to move from a "checkbook philanthropy" to a "citizenship philanthropy."
Also listed under Philanthropy: a Bibliography
[Philanthrophists -- United States -- Attitudes]
[Fund raising -- United States]

UNLIKELY SAVIORS : REALIZING HOW AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES CAN IMPACT SOCIETY THROUGH PHILANTHROPY / Lindsay W. Huddleston. Lansing, MI : Huddleston Group, [2012] 109pp. Funding Center (1 East) GV706.8 .H84 2012
It's no question that athletes are arguable some of societies most respected, highly regarded and sometimes controversial individuals. In his book, Lindsay will explore how athletes can use the admiration and notoriety they receive as a platform to have a significant impact on many of society's ills. Lindsay will also highlight specific professional athlete's charitable foundations, and other sports related philanthropic organizations. This book will be a valuable resource to be used by everyone from the team coach to the team captain, varsity amateur player to veteran professional player, soccer mom to single mom, and community activist to charitable foundation, because unlike sports, in philanthropy, everyone wins.

Update on Foundation Health Policy Grantmaking
Update on Foundation Health Policy Grantmaking (2004) details changes in foundation support for health policy activities from 1995 to 2002. March 2004. 12pp.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

Update on Funding for Higher and Graduate Educational Institutions
September 2004. 4pp.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

UPLIFTING A PEOPLE : AFRICAN AMERICAN PHILANTHROPY AND EDUCATION. Marybeth Gasman, Katherine Sedgwick, editors. New York : Peter Lang, c2005. 204pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV3181 .U64 2005
Nineteenth century traditions of benevolence and education : toward a conceptual framework of Black philanthropy / Jayne Beilke -- Standing on their own : African American engagements with educational philanthropy in antebellum America / Jeffrey Mullins -- Booker T. Washington : philanthropy and aesthetics / Michael Bieze -- Creating an image for Black college fundraising : an illustrated examination of the United Negro College Fund's publicity, 1944-1960 / Marybeth Gasman and Edward M. Epstein -- Thurgood Marshall : a study of philanthropy through racial uplift / Noah D. Drezner -- The Links, Incorporated : advocacy, education, and service in the African American community / Kijua Sanders-McMurtry and Nia Woods Haydel -- A.G. Gaston : a story of philosophy, perseverance, and philanthropy / Fred H. Downs -- Not in vain : the philanthropic endeavors of C. Eric Lincoln / Darryl Holloman -- Howard Thurman : a life journey for service, religion, and philanthropy / Mark Giles -- Quiet grace, clothed spirit : Oseola McCarty and the benevolence of a gift / Marci M. Middleton -- A gift of art : Jacob Lawrence as philanthropist / Edward Epstein. [African Americans -- Charities]
[African Americans -- Charitable contributions]
[African American philanthropists]

Vital Signs : Snapshots of Arts Funding
Foundation Grants to Arts and Culture: A One-year Snapshot (2003) and Government Funding for the Arts, 1992-2005 (2005), produced in cooperation with Grantmakers in the Arts, provide detailed information on foundation and public arts support.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

WAYS TO GROW : A STUDY OF COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS SERVING POPULATIONS UNDER 250,000. Eugene Struckhoff. Washington, D.C. : Council on Foundations, 1991. 156pp. Remote Storage HV97 .A3 S87 1991
Describes how small community foundations can find and secure endowments and income.
[Fund raising -- United States -- case studies]
[Community development -- United States]
[Endowments -- United States]

WHAT MAKES CHARITY WORK? : A CENTURY OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PHILANTHROPY. Myron Magnet. Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2000. 242pp. Remote Storage HV91 .W493 2000
A compassionate America has spent more than $5 trillion on welfare programs over three decades, but the poor haven't vanished, and the self-destructive behavior that imprisons many in poverty has become an intergenerationaI inheritance. Drawing on City Journal's superlative reporting, What Makes Charity Work? shows in concrete and compelling detail how government assistance to the poor is doomed to failure because it treats them as victims of forces beyond their control, robs them of a sense of personal responsibility, and neglects the virtues they need to escape poverty. Contrasting case studies of charities both old and new show how charity can succeed spectacularly when it encourages the poor to take control of their own lives and teaches them habits of self-reliance and the traditional virtues. Here are accounts of charities that follow these precepts and have not only brought individuals into the economic and social mainstream but have delivered whole classes of people from poverty and degradation into the middle class in a single generation. As welfare reform unfolds, and as the nation calculates how to implement the "charitable choice" provision of the 1996 welfare reform act that allows government to use private and religious charities in helping the poor, policyrnakers and concerned Americans will find both encouraging and cautionary case studies in What Makes Charity Work? Here is an urgent issue considered in vivid, practical, and unfailingly absorbing fashion.
[Charities -- United States]
[Public welfare -- United States]

WHAT'S A DONOR TO DO?: THE STATE OF DONOR RESOURCES IN AMERICA TODAY. Boston, Ma. : Philanthropic Initiative, Inc., 2000. 85pp. Remote Storage HV91 .W4938 2000
A report that conceives the evolution of donors in three progressively active states, from dormant to committed. Boston, Ma. : Philanthropic Initiative, Inc. 2000. 85pp.

WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT : A CRITICAL LOOK AT AMERICAN CHARITY. David Wagner. New York, N.Y. : New Press, 2000. 210pp. Main Library Stacks HV91 .W24 2000
The author challenges what he calls the "American myth of altruism" in asking why, in a country that often touts volunteerism, fellings, and charity, there is so much poverty an crime.
[Charities -- United States]
[Nonprofit organizations -- United States]

WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON PHILANTHROPY (VIDEORECORDING): GIFTS TO THE FUTURE. Columbia, S.C. : South Carolina ETV, 1999. VHS Videocassette, 120 minutes. Audiovisual Library (4th floor) HV91 .W4954 1999 Videocassette
Originally broadcast by satellite on October 22, 1999. Panelists highlight the unique American tradition of giving, discuss the diverse and changing face of philanthropy, and explore how we can sustain and expand this tradition for future generations.
[Charities -- United States -- congresses]
[Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- congresses]
[Voluntarism -- United States -- congresses.

White House Conference on Philanthropy, October 22, 1999
This summary includes testimony by Dottie Johnson of the Council of Michigan Foundations and Peg Talburt, Michigan Women's Foundation.
(Last checked 05/02/18)

WISDOM OF GENEROSITY : A READER IN AMERICAN PHILANTHROPY. William J. Jackson. Waco : Baylor University Press, 2008. 427pp. Main Library BJ1533.G4 W57 2008
William Jackson bestows a rich collection that presents the depth of American generosity. Drawing upon an abundant variety of genres--myths, proverbs, poems, letters, short stories, news stories, folktales, sermons, and essays--this interesting and useful collection documents the religious dimensions of American philanthropy. The Wisdom of Generosity not only chronicles the manifestations of philanthropy, but also reveals philanthropy's integral connection with American history and how Americans are still striving to fulfill their original promises. This Reader offers classic yet fresh resources for reflecting on the heritage of American giving.
[Charities -- United States]

WOMEN AS DONORS, WOMEN AS PHILANTHROPISTS. Abbie J. von Schlegell, Joan M. Fisher, eds. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1993. 161pp. Remote Storage D HV16 .W66 1993
Articles include :

New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising no. 2.
[Philanthropists -- women]

WRITING OFF IDEAS : TAXATION, FOUNDATIONS, AND PHILANTHROPY IN AMERICA. New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, 2000. 284pp. Remote Storage D HV91 .H57 2000
electionic edition also available.
Unlike the government and business sector, foundations are accountable to no one. In recent times, some foundations have funded analysis of public policy issues and ideas, rather than traditional philanthropy. Chapters are devoted to the history of foundations, the impact of various federal tax regulations over time, donor intent, trends in foundation giving, and role of foundations in the economy, among other issues.
[Endowments -- taxation]
[Nonprofit organizations -- taxation]


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