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The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Chang, Victoria
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2006

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In 1948, Jim Casey, one of United Parcel Service’s founders, established the Annie E. Casey Foundation with his siblings. In 2002, the foundation hired a director of social investments to more fully develop the strategy and execution plan...

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2004 Venture Philanthropy Summit Overview

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Hoyt, David
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2005

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On September 30, 2004, approximately 250 practitioners and academics met at Stanford University to discuss the rapidly developing field of venture philanthropy. This paper provides an overview of the conference.

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Broad Education Foundation

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Chang, Victoria
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2007

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In 1999, Eli and Edythe Broad established the Broad Education Foundation on the area of Kindergarten through 12th (K-12) public education reform. As the foundation sought to increase its impact, it strove to transition its flagship investments’ management to new teams. Engaging its external stakeholders and being accountable to them would be critical, particularly when planning and executing the foundation’s grantmaking and governance as the foundation evolved.

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The McKay Foundation

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Hoyt, David
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2006

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The McKay Foundation played a key role convening the living wage issue’s diverse constituencies while navigating within the lobbying restrictions placed on private foundations. After a two-year effort, Mayor Willie Brown signed the San Francisco Minimum Compensation Ordinance on November 1, 2000, and more than 20,000 low-income workers received pay increases. After the ordinance had been signed, McKay considered how to sustain the energy and momentum he had helped to mobilize.

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Skoll Foundation: Empowering Social Entrepreneurs

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Hoyt, David
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2007

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In 1999, eBay’s first president and entrepreneur Jeff Skoll founded the Skoll Foundation. Through his foundation, Skoll sought to fund individuals and organizations that, like promising startup companies, had well thought-out ideas that could quickly grow in scale and impact...

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Philanthropy in America: An Historical and Strategic Overview

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Hoyt, David
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2004

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This paper traces the development of philanthropy from early colonial days through the formation of the first great philanthropic foundations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Introduction to Social Return on Investment

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Hoyt, David
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2004

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Investors in for-profit companies have clear measures of company performance in meeting their economic objectives. However, the effectiveness of investments in not-for-profit organizations is more difficult to measure...

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Global Fund for Women

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Chang, Victoria
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2007

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The Global Fund for Women was a funding intermediary that made grants to seed, support and strengthen women’s rights groups outside the United States. Kavita Ramdas joined the Global Fund in 1996 as its second president and CEO, succeeding co-founder Anne Firth Murray. In her new role, Ramdas instituted a number of strategic, organizational, cultural and process changes, while seeking to preserve the mission and values of the organization. Looking ahead, Ramdas’ priorities included examining how to guide the fund’s growth without losing the organization’s unique connections with donors, grantees and staff.

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September 11th Fund

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Hoyt, David
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2007

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Immediately after the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks, the New York Community Trust and the United Way of New York City collaborated to create the September 11th Fund. The Fund’s mission was meeting the immediate and long-term needs of the people and communities affected by the tragedy. Despite the Fund’s proactive strategy to manage public understanding of its work and impact, public confidence in charitable organizations fell in the year following the attack. This cultural change highlighted the need for foundations to better utilize communication strategies, demonstrate their accountability and strengthen public trust in philanthropy.

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Community Foundation Silicon Valley

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Hoyt, David
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2006

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Community Foundation Silicon Valley (“CFSV”) was founded in 1954 as the “Community Trust of Santa Clara County” with a broad mission—to help improve the community. To pursue its broad mandate of community improvement, CFSV had to continually balance serving donors, assisting nonprofits, analyzing community needs and building foundation assets. When the Internet bubble burst in 2000, CFSV found itself in a position where donors had less money to give but the community had greater needs to be met. President Peter Hero took the recession as an opportunity to reassess CFSV’s strategy...

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