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 15, Issue 2 (2023)
Systems-Change Philanthropy: It’s Essential, and It’s Our Responsibility
Emily Bhandari, Alison Mohr Boleware, and Octavio N. Martinez Jr.
Community Building as a Philosophy, Not an Initiative
Anne C. Kubisch, Kasi Allen, and Max Gimbel
Book Review: Changing Systems, Changing Lives: Reflecting on 20 Years
Kennedy Musyoka, Emily Irungu, and Margaret F. Sloan
How Foundations in an Aligned-Action Network Start to Move to Equity in Philanthropy: Findings from a Year of Observations and Interviews
Jamie Levine Daniel, Tuyen K. Dinh, and Laurie Paarlberg
From Philanthropoid to Foundation Professional: Reflecting on a Century of Staff Role Development in U.S. Private Foundations
Michele Fugiel Gartner, Tobias Jung, and Alina Baluch
Exploring Flexibility in Philanthropic Funding for Place-Based Efforts to Improve Community Health: Reflections on a New York State Multisite Initiative
Beth C. Weitzman, Courtney Abrams, Bronwyn Starr, Irfan Hasan, Amy Shire, Brian Elbel, and Carolyn Berry