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 14, Issue 4 (2022) Impact InvestingThanks to the sponsorship of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation and Mission Throttle, this issue is open access and free to download.
Using Foundation Capital for Good: Opportunities in the Balance Sheet
John Sherman and Veronica Olazabal
A Promising Place-Based Collaborative Impact Investing Fund Strengthens Community and Informs Philanthropic Practice
Benjamin Kerman and Clara Miller
The Field-Building and Grantee Experimentation Role of Foundations in Impact Investing as Illustrated by a Gender-Lens Investing Case Example
Courtney Bolinson and Laura Allan
Leveraging Foundation Balance Sheets for Greater Impact: Piloting a Pooled Guarantee Program
Jane Reisman, Jim Baek, David Newsome, and Christine Ryan
The Ford Foundation’s Work to Build the Field of Impact Investing
Margot Brandenburg and Abeda Iqbal
Defining Your Double Bottom Line: Philanthropy and the Investment Landscape
Stephane Ligonde, Garrett De Temple, and Tuokpe Ajuyah