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General Purposes

Center for Effective Philanthropy

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2010–December 31, 2011
  • Location Cambridge, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will provide general purpose support to the Center for Effective Philanthropy, which provides management and governance tools to define, assess, and improve the overall performance of foundations. Since launching its first assessment tool in 2003, the center has developed another six, and about 170 foundations have used these tools to make significant improvements to their organizations. The center’s research on topics such as effectiveness indicators, governance, strategy, and grantee-grantor relationships has influenced the practices of many of the country’s largest foundations. Over the next two years, the center will broaden its research agenda, expand its assessment tool offerings, and publish and disseminate several case studies, research reports, and newsletters.