Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Greenlining Report on Foundation Board Diversity

As promised yesterday, the Greenlining report on diversity of foundation boards is now available.  here are the key findings from the report:

  • One out of four board members of 46 largest foundations in the United States are people of color, including: 8.0 % who are Latino; 12.5% who are African American and 4.5% who are Asian American
  • 28.3% of the top 46 foundations have no people of color on their boards at all, including: 56.5% have no Latinos; 37.8% have no African Americans; and 69.6% have no Asian Americans
  • Foundations with diverse boards are also overwhelmingly the most diverse in their grantmaking; 47.1% of all grants to people of color-led organizations in 2005 were made by the foundations with the top 10 most diverse boards

For the entire Greenlining report "Diversity on Foundation Boards of Directors," go to the Greenlinging website at


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I am looking for an example of a nonprofit foundation giving a "grant" to another nonprofit foundation to award to a researcher.

In the past, this researcher has received an annual stipend from a
donor advised fund, which has been channeled and administered through the nonprofit foundation. (They take 10% as an administrative fee.)

Now, the researcher has been approved by a private foundation to receive a stipend, but, he is not a nonprofit or working under a nonprofit.

How can the researcher receive the monies, and everyone preserve their nonprofit tax status?

Thank you for your assistance.

Alison Voss
NonProfits Plus (correct email address)

Posted by: Alison Voss | Feb 18, 2010 9:49:30 AM

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