Nonprofit Challenges: What Foundations Can Do

Our research shows that only 52 percent of nonprofit leaders believe that their foundation funders are aware of the challenges their organizations are facing. Only 36 percent think funders share the knowledge they have about what other nonprofits are doing to address similar challenges and less than one third believe foundation funders use their various resources to help nonprofits with their challenges. These findings are not about nonprofits asking for bigger grants—they are about nonprofits wanting foundations to think more holistically about the resources at their disposal.

This report is co-authored by Ellie Buteau, Ph.D., Andrea Brock, and Mark Chaffin.

The survey used to gather information for this report is available here.

September 2013

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