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Analysis of Expenses and Compensation in Large and Mid-Size Foundations


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–June 30, 2007
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Building upon prior research that examined administrative expenses and compensation practices of the 10,000 largest U.S. foundations, this grant will enable the Foundation Center to more fully analyze spending patterns during the years 2001-2003. Staff will analyze how operating characteristics influence the expenses of independent, corporate and community foundations. The research effort will tap data and expertise of the Foundation Center, Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, and GuideStar. Research findings will be published and broadly disseminated to those with interest in the foundation field.The Foundation Center, established in 1956, is dedicated to fostering public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving and related subjects. Its audiences include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media and the general public.