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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.

Visitors may browse articles that have been in publication for two years or more, and free access articles, editorials, and executive summaries from all issues. Subscribers may view the full collection with their log in.

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Current Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3 (2019)

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Teresa R. Behrens

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How Can Foundations Promote Impactful Collaboration?
Douglas Easterling and Laura McDuffee



Using a Decision-Making Placemat to Inform Strategy
Christine Baker Mitton, Adrienne Mundorf, Kris Putnam-Walkerly, and Susanna Krey


Publicness and the Identity of Public Foundations
Alexandra Williamson and Belinda Luke

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