Foundation Center Serves as Research Partner for Global Philanthropy Forum Conference

The Foundation Center has announced that, for the second year in a row, it is providing the information platform for the Global Philanthropy Forum's annual conference. The conference, which brings together a diverse group of donors and social investors around a range of global social issues, will be held in Redwood, California, April 19-21.

Using its research database and knowledge resources, the center will make targeted materials and a set of visual presentations organized around four central themes — food security, global health, access to water, and climate change — available to conference participants through a customized Web portal. The specially commissioned presentations will be shown during the conference and streamed via the forum's Web site.

"Our partnership with the Global Philanthropy Forum is a natural match of knowledge resources with knowledge needs," said Foundation Center president Bradford K. Smith. "The forum brings together some of the most innovative grantmakers in the world, and we are glad to play a role in helping them find solutions to the most pressing problems of our time."