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. Thank you to our contributing authors from the following institutions and organizations.
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Current Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4 (2014)
Maximizing Return: An Evaluation of the Walton Family Foundation’s Approach to Investing in New Charter Schools
Matthew Carr Ph.D. and Marc Holley Ph.D.
Redefining Expectations for Place-based Philanthropy
Katelyn Mack M.S., Hallie Preskill Ph.D., James Keddy M.A., and Moninder-Mona K. Jhawar M.P.H.
Drugs, Depression, and Dating Violence: Partnering With Schools to Collect and Use Data on Adolescent Risky Behaviors
Rebecca H. Donham M.P.A. and Shari Kessel Schneider M.S.P.H.
What We Have Learned About Grassroots Philanthropy: Lessons From Mexico
Artemisa Castro Félix Ph.D and A. Scott DuPree Ph.D.
Peeking Behind the Curtain: The Operations and Funding Priorities of Rural Private Foundations
Dorothy Norris-Tirrell Ph.D., Brandi Blessett Ph.D., and Claire Connolly Knox Ph.D.
Giving Circles in Asia: Newcomers to the Asian Philanthropy Landscape
Robert John D.Phil.
Enabling Community and Trust: Shared Leadership for Collective Creativity
Mohammed Mohammed Ph.D. and Kurian Thomas M.P.A.