The foundation is investing in advocacy, giving low-interest loans to nonprofits, and offering funds from its endowment as backing for grantees to secure credit.
Most of the 15 organizations that committed this fall to making grant information public at least quarterly have followed through, and some are even reporting daily.
About the Survey
The study is based on data from 192 of the nation's biggest foundations.
Foundations Survey: 2005-2011
Explore the Foundations Database
Search for a grant maker or browse the list to see assets and grants paid by year.
Foundations by the Numbers
Each grant maker reported that its total assets are significantly lower than they were before the recession started, at the end of 2007.
Use this searchable database to find program areas that each grant maker supports.
New Grant Programs
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation became a central player in the U.N. Secretary General’s Global Initiative on Education to provide all children with...
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is providing money to help young people get access to musical instruction and summer enrichment programs.