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Embracing Diversity: Foundation Giving Benefiting California's Communities of Color

June 1, 2008

A new analysis of grantmaking by 50 of the state's largest independent foundations finds that at least 39 percent of California-focused grants benefited populations of color. According to Embracing Diversity: Foundation Giving Benefiting California's Communities of Color, in 2005 alone, these 50 California-based foundations awarded a minimum of 2,700 grants totaling nearly $300 million to support health, education, social services, and other programs that serve ethnically or racially diverse populations.

Regional Trends; Special Topic Trends

Proceedings From the First Annual Researcher/Practitioner Forum: The State of Research on Diversity in Philanthropy

May 1, 2008

This report summarizes the discussions that took place at the first annual Researcher/Practitioner Forum which was held on September 27 and 28, 2007 at El Pomar Foundation's Penrose House conference facilities in Colorado Springs, CO. The Forum was co-sponsored by the Council on Foundations, ARNOVA and the Foundation Center and was made possible by a grant from the Lumina Foundation. The first annual Researcher/Practitioner Forum brought together 25 researchers and foundation representatives to discuss the state of research on diversity in philanthropy.

Special Topic Trends

Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates: 2007 Edition

April 8, 2008

Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates is part of the annual Foundations Today Series of reports on foundation growth and trends in foundation giving. It provides a "first look" at 2006 giving and directions for 2007 giving, together with aggregated actual 2005 giving and asset figures for more than 71,000 grantmaking U.S. foundations.

Foundations Today: Growth and Giving Estimates, 2007 edition

April 7, 2008

Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates is part of the annual Foundations Today Series of reports on foundation growth and trends in foundation giving. It provides a "first look" at 2006 giving and directions for 2007 giving, together with aggregated actual 2005 giving and asset figures for more than 71,000 grantmaking U.S. foundations.

National Trends