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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 8, Issue 5 (2016)

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Teresa R. Behrens

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Laying the Groundwork for a National Impact Investing Marketplace
Stephanie L. Gripne, Joanne Kelley, and Kathy Merchant



Lessons About Evaluating Health-Coverage Advocacy Across Multiple Campaigns and Foundations
Leslie Foster, Mary Harrington, Sheila Hoag, and Debra Lipson


Designing Technical-Assistance Programs: Considerations for Funders and Lessons Learned
Jennifer Lyons, Sheila Dunleavy Hoag, Cara Orfield, and Sonya Streeter

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