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Exponent Philanthropy Welcomes Katy Moore as New Senior Director of Advancement, March 6, 2024
Today, Exponent Philanthropy announced the appointment of Katy Moore as its new senior director of advancement. Read more >>

Increased Support After Record Inflation, but Decline in Relevancy of Racial Equity, February 14, 2024
The 2024 Foundation Operations and Management Report offers an analysis and comprehensive overview of the practices of lean funders and trends shaping the philanthropy sector. Read more >>

Exponent Philanthropy Welcomes New Board of Directors, October 2023
This month, Exponent Philanthropy announced the election of their 2023-2024 board of directors. Read more >>

New Board of Directors Announcement, November 4, 2022
This week, Exponent Philanthropy announced the election of their 2022-2023 board of directors. Read more >>

More Than One-Third of Foundations Say Racial Equity Plays Prominent Role in Mission, February 27, 2020
For the second year in a row, more than one in three foundations with few or no staff say racial equity is very relevant to their mission, according to Exponent Philanthropy’s 2020 Foundation Operations and Management Report. Read more >>

Survey: Lean Funders Say the Local Economy Influences Philanthropic Giving More Than National or Global Economic Conditions, November 19, 2019
A new survey from Exponent Philanthropy examining the top drivers of change for lean funders suggests that the local economy has more influence on their philanthropic funding than national or global economic conditions. Read more >>

Washington State Philanthropic Leader Honored with Exponent Philanthropy’s Outsized Impact Award, October 3, 2019
Sherwood Trust’s Danielle Garbe Reser Recognized for Work Helping Underserved Communities. Read more >>

More Than One Third of Leanly-Staffed Foundations Say Racial Equity is Very Relevant to Their Work, March 5, 2019
A large number of foundations with few or no staff say racial equity is very relevant to their mission and are making grants that reflect close connections to communities and causes, according to Exponent Philanthropy’s 2019 Foundation Operations and Management Report. Read more>>

One in Four Foundations Surveyed by Exponent Philanthropy Have Changed Giving Strategies Since 2016, December 13, 2018
A new survey of more than 450 leanly-staffed foundations found that one in four (25 percent) have made changes to their philanthropic giving as a result of the 2016 elections. Of the foundations that reported changes, more than half (54 percent) said they began to fund advocacy-related initiatives or increased their allocations to advocacy. Read more >>

New Report Shows Women Dominate Leadership of Leanly Staffed Foundations Yet Gender Pay Gap Persists, February 14, 2018
According to Exponent Philanthropy’s 2018 Foundation Operations and Management Report, two-thirds of the top administrators of leanly staffed foundations are women, yet they earn, on average, 84 cents for every dollar paid to men. Read more >>

1 of 5 Experienced Donors Cite Political and Regulatory Environment as Impacting 2017 Giving Choices, November 1, 2017
A new survey by Exponent Philanthropy shows almost half (45%) of respondents expect to give more dollars in 2017. Read more >>

82% of Grantmakers Expect Philanthropy to Play a More Important Role in Society as a Result of Recent Changes in Washington, DC, April 25, 2017
Results of non-partisan survey by Exponent Philanthropy show that Grantmakers are watching D.C. closely; impact will likely effect giving more than investing. Read more >>

New Report Details Shifts in Foundation Operations & Grantmaking, February 1, 2017
More foundations that operate with few or no staff are engaging in activities that expand beyond traditional grantmaking, according to Exponent Philanthropy’s 2017 Foundation Operations and Management Report. Exponent Philanthropy is the nation’s largest philanthropic member association, composed of nearly 2,000 members across the country. Read more >>

Philanthropy Leaders Share Lessons & Call for Increased Openness, January 25, 2016
Philanthropy Lessons is a new video series and campaign produced by Exponent Philanthropy, the nation’s largest philanthropic membership organization. It shares wisdom from some of the industry’s most inspirational funders about what they have learned throughout their philanthropic careers to help others be more effective and efficient in creating change. Read more >>

New Report Details How Foundations Create Change, January 11, 2016
Small-staffed foundations are using a variety of strategies to make their grant dollars go further, according to Exponent Philanthropy’s 2016 Foundation Operations and Management Report, released today. Read more >>

New Analysis Details Outsized Impact of Small Foundations, February 23, 2016
Philanthropists with few or no staff granted $4.4 billion; assets top $87 billion. Read more >>


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