· Using a broad group of family and independent foundations from a representative sample of Georgia foundations, the authors examined differences in giving patterns between family and independent foundations.
· Findings confirm the result of previous work that studied large foundations.
· There are no substantial differences between family and independent foundations’ preferences even when controlling for a nonprofit’s location and size.
· These findings are relevant for discussions about the role of non-family members on boards.
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McGinnis, J., & Ashley, S. (2011). The Family Difference? Exploring the Congruence in Grant Distribution Patterns Between Family and Independent Foundations. The Foundation Review, 3(4). https://doi.org/10.4087/FOUNDATIONREVIEW-D-11-00015