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 3 (2022)
Advancing Philanthropic Strategy Through Evaluative Thinking: One Foundation’s Approach
Christine Baker, Margaret Eigsti, Kathryn Racine, and Laurence O’Connell
Learning as We Go: How Emergent Process Supports Sustainable Community and Philanthropic Change
Elizabeth Myrick, Rachel Mosher-Williams, and Laurie Zierer
The Soft Stuff Doesn’t Have to be Hard: Foundation Investments in Grantee Workers are Necessary, Valuable, and Measurable
The Yin and Yang of Equity-Centered Philanthropy
Douglas Easterling, Laura McDuffee, and Sabina Gesell
Book Review: In Defence of Philanthropy
Engaging Community to Build a Community Dashboard
Tanya Upthegrove Gregory and Liz Gordillo
Media Relations Strategies of Philanthropic Foundations: A Longitudinal Analysis of News Releases Produced by Top U.S. Foundations
Richard D. Waters, Giselle Auger, and Kelly Husted