12 Foundation Website Templates + Examples of Foundations Who Use Them

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Looking to create or refresh your foundation's website? Here are 12 templates you can try and examples of real foundations who use them

20 Foundation Websites to Get You Inspired

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Looking to create or refresh your foundation's website? Here are 20 amazing examples and what you can learn from them


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Our EveryAction Hero: St. John's Hospital Foundation


John's Hospital Foundation has been working since 1999 to support St. With their support, the medical center is now rated 5 stars by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS (a hospital rating agency) and the foundation is continuing its incredible work to build a living center and meet the needs of their local community. John's Hospital Foundation was created in 1999. We have quarterly Friends of the Foundation receptions.

Our EveryAction Hero: United Nations Foundation


Created in 1998, the United Nations Foundation links the United Nations' work with others around the world, helping the UN address a range of global issues, including climate change, global health, women’s empowerment, peace and security, poverty eradication, and more. What does the United Nations Foundation do? The United Nations Foundation has a very distinct role in the evolution of #GivingTuesday. The United Nations Foundation recently made the switch to EveryAction.

A new Foundation in my career

Judi Sohn

Two weeks ago, I joined the Salesforce Foundation in a new role as Open Source Manager. Well, I could tell you about how I’m on the Foundation’s Tech & Products team (specifically on the product engineering side) and how it’s all about working with the broader community and the Foundation to evangelize and grow investment in open source projects. This is an amazing time of change and growth for the Foundation and I’m excited to be a part of it.

13 Foundation Grant Writing Tips for Nonprofits

Whole Whale

Finding the right foundation to write a grant for is confusing, especially if the organization has no prior relationships to build on. The Knight Foundation, for example, has open LOIs and open applications around journalism ([link].

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How BHcare Foundation Created Their Successful Virtual Event


When a door closes, a window opens… at least that’s how it seemed to the BHcare Foundation team! BHcare Foundation provides a comprehensive and integrated system of care for adults, children, and families who are struggling with mental health issues, substance use issues, or domestic violence.

The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations Announces Partnership with Qgiv Digital Fundraising Platform


The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (the Consortium) and Qgiv are partnering together to help education foundations throughout the state of Florida! Susan Copeland, Polk County Education Foundation executive director, has used Qgiv’s fundraising tools for the last 14 years.

How Technology Helped Zero to Three + Harold Grinspoon Foundation Through A Crisis

Cloud 4 Good

Organizations like Harold Grinspoon Foundation and Zero to Three are helping lead the nonprofit sector into a brave new world through Salesforce and remote technologies. Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s Crisis Challenges + Shifts.

Best Practices for Virtual Foundation Board Meetings

Connection Cafe

Community foundations awarded more grants than any other grantmaker type (49 percent of total awards) . Gifts by independent foundations accounted for at least $1. 775 foundations committed to flexible funding in response to COVID-19 .

We must all think about sunsetting, not just foundations

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone. A couple of things before we start. If you can spare it, here are some places to donate. nonprofit leadership philanthropy succession planning sunsetting

Q&A with sgLEADERS: Alicia Dicks, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties

Connection Cafe

Today’s Q&A is with Alicia Dicks, President & CEO of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties. Q: What led you to working at a community foundation?

The Foundation of a Good Implementation is Accounting…


I’ve had the good fortune to work on a variety of AMS implementation projects over my 19 plus years in the association industry. They always include a core of critical features, like customer management, membership management, and engagement tracking (events, marketing, committees, etc.).

Breakthrough Philanthropy - Thiel Foundation event

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last night I had the privilege of attending the Breakthrough Philanthropy event put on by Peter Thiel's foundation, covered in the local press with articles like "Silicon Valley billionaire backs futuristic philanthropy" from the San Jose Mercury News. The foundation spotlighted eight unusual nonprofit groups. The SENS Foundation wants to advance "Rejuvenation Biotechnologies." And the last group is well known to tech people, the X PRIZE Foundation.

Two Tax Policies Affecting Foundations and Nonprofits in 2020

Connection Cafe

Private Foundation Excise Tax. The private foundation excise tax was initially enacted with the Tax Reform Act of 1969. Through this excise tax, private foundations paid a maximum tax of 2% annually on their net investment income.

Join Benetech in the Skoll Foundation’s 2014 Social Entrepreneurs Challenge!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Please join us in the Skoll Foundation’s second annual Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge —a fundraising campaign committed to strengthening the capacity of organizations like ours to accelerate impact on some of the most critical issues of our time. We are competing against other participating organizations—and racing against the clock—to raise funds and secure matching funding from the Skoll Foundation. Zach Bryant loves reading non-fiction. This wasn’t always the case, though.

Foundation Transparency – Foundation Center’s Surprising Glass Pockets Website

Tech Soup Blog

Glasspockets.org is a website sponsored by the Foundation Center that is focused on transparency among funders. foundations still don’t have websites, quite possibly intentionally. I found out about how big a deal Glasspockets is when I attended a local Foundation Technology Affinity Group (TAG) meeting of Northern California foundation techies who kept talking about Glasspockets projects like the hGrant Online Reporting Project , and the Transparency Talk blog.

Looking into the Crystal Ball: Public Policy and Foundations in 2021

Connection Cafe

As we look forward to a world with less COVID-19, more vaccinations, and just maybe a return to a more normal day to day, I wanted to take a few moments to jot down some thoughts on what 2021 means for foundations in terms of public policy. Reforming Foundations and Donor Advised Funds.

5 Ways Good Technology and Data Improve Our Community Foundation’s Morale

Connection Cafe

Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF) is a statewide community foundation with a staff of 38 and offices in Portland and Ellsworth, plus three remote offices in Maine and one in New York, NY. Free eBook: The Business Case for an Online Foundation Management Solution.

David Suzuki Foundation accepting submissions for Future Ground Prize in Ontario

Charity Village

The David Suzuki Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural Future Ground Prize, presented by Desjardins and supported by Nature’s Way. The post David Suzuki Foundation accepting submissions for Future Ground Prize in Ontario appeared first on CharityVillage. Now accepting submissions until April 26, 2021. This contest will celebrate existing citizen-led initiatives throughout Ontario that are making positive impacts on the environment in local communities.

Foundation Revenue Grows 4.7 Percent

Connection Cafe

Overall giving to 96 foundations representing over $414.6 percent in the three months ending in June 2015, compared to the same period in 2014, according to a Foundation Index introduced this month by Blackbaud. Giving to those foundations grew 7.6 What is the New Foundation Index? Chuck Longfield, Blackbaud’s chief scientists and creator of the Index, said the new specialty index will serve as a useful tool for foundations.

How To Future Proof Your Foundation’s Grants Management System – Part 1

Connection Cafe

2020 has challenged grants managers at foundations in ways that no one could have anticipated. Any one of these factors might have created a shift in the operating model for many foundations. Foundations coronavirus COVID-19 grantmaking grantmaking software

Can Data Bring Foundations and Nonprofits Closer?

Connection Cafe

Data champions —whether inside a nonprofit organization or a foundation—know that data on its own doesn’t accelerate impact on its own. This helps provide a platform for foundations and nonprofits to partner more closely on achieving intended outcomes together. With a platform for shared understanding of outcomes definition, how to measure progress, and a standardized language for giving, foundations and nonprofits are able to collaborate for change more effectively.

Four Great Resources for Foundation Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Foundations fund and coordinate mission-based work. TechSoup also has a new foundation resource area for software donations. I know that by the numbers, there are far fewer foundations than nonprofits in the US (94 percent charities versus 6 percent foundations), but most foundations are relatively small. Ninety-eight percent of private foundations have less than $50 million in assets. Foundations need tech support as much as anyone.

The 2020 Foundations Excise Tax Regulations – What You Need to Know

Connection Cafe

Yet here is the potential trap: Although you may receive minimal compensation for work at your foundation, the $1,000,000 threshold appears to include all your compensation. Foundations Foundations Excise Tax Regulations Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax law

Oregon Foundation looking for a Million Dollar Idea

Amy Sample Ward

Meyer Memorial Trust is a private foundation in Oregon, USA, that has a pioneering spirit and is always up to something new, different, and meaningful – plus it is quite near to my heart. The foundation will collect the ideas from Oregonians on a forum on the web at ideas4oregon.org to commemorate MMT reaching $500 million in money distributed to tax exempt organizations, primarily in Oregon. We’ve set a goal to make MMT a national model of a regional foundation,” Stamm said.

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5 Foundation Trends That Will Continue in 2018

Connection Cafe

Like many years in the past, 2017 continued to bring significant change to the way foundations approach their grantmaking, collaborate with each other, collaborate with their grant partners, collaborate with the public and private sectors and how they are utilizing technology and data to drive their strategy forward. Foundations are now utilizing their data to help guide their strategy, increase their impact and continually measure their success and the success of their programs.

Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Enjoyed my day in Berkeley yesterday at the Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009. Posted the best 30 or so on Flickr : got some great ones of Steve Wright of the Salesforce Foundation. They had more than 1000 folks show up to talk about service, nonprofits and social action. I thought Arianna Huffington did a good job as the opening keynoter hitting on the service theme. Announcing All For Good was a big piece of the event, of course.

When Foundations Collaborate to Solve the World’s Problems

Connection Cafe

This week, Council on Foundations ’ (CoF) annual conference is underway in Dallas, with an agenda focused on a timely theme: leading together. As foundation leaders from across the country gather to share ideas and talk about the future, I’ve been thinking about the concept of leadership. To say that Vikki is passionate about foundations and their ability to drive social change would be an understatement.

MARSOC Foundation Finds Fundraising Success with Teespring

Tech Soup Blog

But few train quite as hard year-round as those who support the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Foundation , which provides benevolent and financial support for MARSOC Marines, Sailors, and their families. The latest campaign they’ve launched with Teespring has already sold over 200 shirts to loyal supporters, and earned the MARSOC Foundation over $3,000 dollars. Not for the MARSOC Foundation Miles for MARSOC team members.

Social Media for Social Good from the Foundation Center

Amy Sample Ward

Location : Foundation Center, New York, NY. Join the Foundation Center for an engaging event on the strategies and tactics that make social media an effective way to activate your community, and the results you can expect. Related Links: Foundation Center. presentation Presentations from 2011 foundation center panel social mediaDate : April 27, 2011. Topic : Nonprofits & Social Media. Description : Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? Foursquare?

Applications being accepted for Law Foundation of Ontario’s Catalyst program

Charity Village

The Law Foundation of Ontario‘s Catalyst program provides nonprofit organizations working to advance access to justice in Ontario a unique opportunity to secure time-limited core funding. The post Applications being accepted for Law Foundation of Ontario’s Catalyst program appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Grantmaking Foundations Can Now Register with TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

Private 501(c)3 foundations can now register for TechSoup's product donation programs. From supporting arts and sciences to public health and community investment, foundations have been instrumental grantmakers in public life for decades. And as an added bonus: 501(c)3 Private foundations are also now eligible for the Microsoft Software Donation Program , as of July 28. How to Register Your Foundation. Private Independent Foundation. Good news!

The Power of Focus: Using OKRs to Turbocharge Your Foundation’s Effectiveness

Connection Cafe

In this post, we’ll define the OKR concept and share how it could help your foundation deliver better performance and greater impact. Is the OKR process relevant for foundations? But every foundation should consider OKRs as a tool that can help move the impact needle forward.

Q&A with sgLEADERS: Barbara Newhouse, The Children’s Heart Foundation

Connection Cafe

Today’s Q&A is with Barbara Newhouse, CEO of The Children’s Heart Foundation , where she is using her experience and lessons learned to create strengths from organizational challenges and rebuild a brand that staff, board, supporters, and volunteers can trust. Q: You became CEO of The Children’s Health Foundation in February 2019 – what accomplishment are you most proud of so far?

Jennifer Roller, The Raymond John Wean Foundation

Nonprofit Talent

Jennifer Roller President, The Raymond John Wean Foundation, Warren, OH. Jennifer Roller has been with the Wean Foundation since 2007 and served most recently as vice president and interim president. Smart and thoughtful people who represented the Foundation.

4 bbcon 2019 Takeaways to Help You Maximize Your Foundation’s Impact in 2020

Connection Cafe

In this post, I’ll highlight four of the key takeaways identified by our attendees as being the most critical to positioning their foundations for greater impact in 2020. bbcon Takeaway #3: Impact measurement must be baked into the culture of your foundation .

Community Foundations, Donor Advised Funds, and Cloud-based Technology – An Insider’s Look At This Winning Trifecta

Connection Cafe

It was 20 years to the month that my wife and I established our DAF at our local community foundation, and I marveled at how technology had evolved over this time period. These features are the product of client input in the fast-growing community foundation, cloud-solution-user community.

How to Future-Proof Your Foundation’s Grants Management System – Part 2

Connection Cafe

Foundations grantmaking grantmaking strategy grants management philanthropyGrantmaking is undergoing an evolution. Funders are scrambling to address new challenges and expedite access to capital for their many nonprofit partners.

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Got Grants? Finding Funding with the Foundation Center

Tech Soup Blog

The Foundation Center is the largest producer of directories and databases of grantgiving foundations. The Foundation Center provides many tools, including an " Online Librarian ," print resources, and a website for finding foundation profiles, trends in grantmaking, and top foundations by geographic region. Interested in discovering tips for finding funding and learning more about what the Foundation Center has to offer?

Why Grameen Foundation?


I just finished my first week at Grameen Foundation as their new CTO. My brain is absolutely full after a week of conversations and reading about my new home. I couldn’t be more excited about the move, the mission, and my new colleagues. On the last afternoon of a week of sucking in data, org charts, strategic plans and health care forms, I sat down and watched some videos of Grameen’s work. New and old friends have asked me why I chose Grameen.

Council on Foundations

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just returned from a couple of days at the Council on Foundations annual meeting in Seattle. I was part of a panel that included Orlando Ayala of Microsoft, Linda Segre of Google.org, Sally Osberg of the Skoll Foundation and was moderated by Akhtar Badshah of Microsoft. I was also able to talk to many people from major foundations, and had a really good talk with Mark Kramer of FSG, one of the thought leaders in the field.

Foundations That Tweet: Profile Patterns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What are Foundations Tweeting? About three weeks ago, the 411 Philanthropy Blog created a mega list of 90 Foundations that Tweet (and it is still growing.) Share history ( Detroit Foundation ). Talk vision and mission ( Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ). Share important research ( Kauffman Foundation ) ( Hewlett Foundation ). Retweet useful links shared by colleagues ( Greater Cincinnati Foundation ). Be responsive ( Skoll Foundation ).