2014 Endowment Survey
While rich nonprofits used to do well with hedge funds, private equity, and other alternative investments, groups that invest in stocks are faring better.
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With Donors Riding Stock-Market Highs, More Charities Look to Capture Some of Those Gains for Endowments
More groups are stepping up planned-giving drives.
Some spend freely from fattened endowments, while others stick to more stodgy and sustainable giving formulas.
Membership in a network of foundations that have pledged to divorce themselves from fossil fuels has grown from 17 to 72 since January.
Knight’s leader Alberto Ibargüen has made it a priority to increase the number of minority-owned firms that manage the fund’s fortune.
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More than 230 nonprofit organizations provided data.
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Investment earnings grew by nearly 13 percent last year alone.