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The Foundation Review is the first peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy, written by and for foundation staff and boards, and those who work with them implementing programs. It provides rigorous research and writing, presented in an accessible style.

Our mission: To share evaluation results, tools, and knowledge about the philanthropic sector in order to improve the practice of grantmaking, yielding greater impact and innovation.

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Current Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1 (2017) Exit Strategies

Co-sponsored by the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Executive Summary

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Teri Behrens

Open Access


Evaluation at Sunset: Considerations When Evaluating a Program as It Concludes
Blair Beadnell, Holly Carmichael Djang, Jan Vanslyke, and Barbara Andersen

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