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 2 (2017)
Foundations as Network Strategists, Weavers, and Managers: Learning From One Foundation’s Journey and Results
Clare Nolan, Brian Souza, Michael Monopoli, and Marianne Hughes
Marguerite Casey Foundation: Reflecting on 15 Years of Philanthropic Leadership Through a Summative Evaluation
Mavis Sanders, Claudia Galindo, Luz Vega-Marquis, and Cheryl Milloy
The Missing Link for Maximizing Impact: Foundations Assessing Their Capacity
Melinda Fine, Jared Raynor, Jessica Mowles, and Deepti Sood
The Philanthropy As One Big Impact Investment: A Framework For Evaluating A Foundation’s Blended Performance
Rohit T. Aggarwala and Claudine A. Frasch
Staying the Course: How a Long-Term Strategic Donor Initiative to Conserve the Amazon Has Yielded Outcomes of Global Significance
Jared Hardner, R.E. Gullison, and Elizabeth O’Neill
A Community Foundation’s Experience Implementing and Evaluating General Operating Support
Annemarie Riemer, Erika Frank, Hedda Rublin, and Susan Merrow-Kehoe
A Neighborhood-Based Family Center Redesign Process: Taking a Systems Perspective
Patricia Bowie and Richard Sussman
Insights From Deploying a Collaborative Process for Funding Systems Change
Alison McCarthy, Jacob Bornstein, Tiffany Perrin, Jennifer James, and Bill Fulton