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Ronald E. Ancrum Resigns as President of Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
Foundation: Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

Ronald E. Ancrum has resigned as president of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts after three years as he is most of the time away from his family. Kent W. Farber, who was president of...more

Les Paul Foundation Awards Grants to Various Organizations

The Les Paul Foundation disseminated grants to various organizations across the country. Les Paul is a famed American songwriter and jazz, country and blues guitarist. Les Paul has transformed...more

Jewish Community Foundation Backs Controversial Balboa Park Makeover with $1.57 Million

La Jolla billionaire Irwin Jacobs has set up a tax-exempt committee to push through his controversial Balboa Park traffic and parking makeover spent almost $2.4 million, according to an IRS...more

Are You Treating Your Fundraisers Poorly?

Being a fund raiser is one of the least appreciated jobs in the nonprofit world. Many nonprofit organizations are increasingly becoming more like for profit companies and when budget cuts occur fund...more



Largest Foundations by Assets for 2012

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Rank
Foundation
Grants
Total Given
1
1,378
2,579,354,996
2
1,407
471,403,757
5
741
354,782,649

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Source: Foundation Stats (Foundation Center) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0


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The Social Investment Tax Relief


The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.




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