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Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action
June 1, 2001
The New York City-based Rockefeller Foundation has published the results of its Global Health Equity Initiative (GHEI). Using case studies from Bangladesh, Chile, China, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, the U.S., and Vietnam, the final report, Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to...
Russia: Facing the Future
May 21, 2001
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has issued Russia: Facing the Future (42 pages), a synthesis of the work of four Corporation-sponsored task forces charged with assessing Russia's economy, military, democratic reforms, societal problems, and possible futures. PDF versions of the report (in English or Russian), as well as the original task...
e-Philanthropy v.2.001: From Enterpreneurial Adventure to Online Community
May 15, 2001
e-Philanthropy v.2.001: From Enterpreneurial Adventure to Online Community, updates last year's report from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on the phenomenon of interactive online services for philanthropy and volunteerism. The purpose of the update, according to its authors, consultant Stephanie J. Clohesy and Kellogg Foundation program director...
May 15, 2001
The authors of Venture Philanthropy 2001: The Changing Landscape, a collaborative effort of the Morino Institute, Venture Philanthropy Partners, Inc., and Community Wealth Ventures, Inc., have also done their homework. The report, now available online, presents a comprehensive overview of the state of venture philanthropy in the U.S. as well as...
Pathways to Social Impact
May 10, 2001
The Center for Social Innovation (CSI) at Stanford University has launched its Pathways to Social Impact research project and invites nonprofit leaders (i.e., executive directors or the person most knowledgeable about your organization's efforts to spread its programs and ideas) to take a short Web survey. To learn more about CSI's research,...
Primer for Endowment Grantmaking
May 9, 2001
The Ford Foundation has posted an online version (47 pages, PDF) of its Primer for Endowment Grantmaking. Based on the work of the foundation's Endowment Working Group and drafted by Wendy Malina, a project specialist in the foundation's New York office, the document includes sections on raising, governing, investing, and using endowment funds....
Key Facts: Women and HIV/AIDS
May 9, 2001
As the AIDS epidemic enters its third decade, the face of the crisis has changed. Today, women represent an estimated 30 percent of new HIV infections in the U.S., with women of color particularly hard hit. Following a Capitol Hill briefing on the subject, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, in partnership with Women's Policy, Inc., has...
Community Organizing Toolbox: A Funder's Guide to Community Organizing
May 1, 2001
The Neighborhood Funders Group, a D.C.-based network of grantmakers working to expand support for organizations that help low-income people improve their communities, has published an online version of its Community Organizing Toolbox: A Funder's Guide to Community Organizing. The Toolbox includes a history of the community organizing movement...
InnoNet
May 1, 2001
InnoNet, the D.C.-based nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits enhance their capacity and effectiveness through participatory evaluation, has unveiled its redesigned Web site. The site features a new community area ("InnoNetworking"); an improved planning area ("My Workstation") with modules for program, evaluation, budget, and grant...
April 23, 2001
The Century Foundation, in partnership with its Equal Education project, has released a side-by-side comparison of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization proposals floated by President Bush ("Leave No Child Behind"), Sen. Joseph Lieberman ("The Public Education Reinvestment, Reinvention and Responsibility Act"), and...
Goldman Environmental Prizes
April 23, 2001
The San Francisco-based Goldman Environmental Foundation has announced the winners of this year's Goldman Environmental Prizes, the world's largest prize program honoring grassroots environmentalists. Goldman Prizes, which come with a stipend of $125,000, are awarded annually to activists from six continental regions. This year's winners are...
blue globe
April 23, 2001
It's been up a year, but we've only recently become aware of the United States International Grantmakers web site. The site, a collaboration between the Council on Foundations and the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), is designed to facilitate international grantmaking by providing access to certain forms, country reports and...
KIDS COUNT logo
April 16, 2001
The Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation has updated the look and improved the navigation of the KIDS COUNT section of its Web site. (KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state effort to benchmark and track the well-being of children in the U.S.) The redesigned site features an interactive database with relevant data from the 2000 U.S....