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Shaking the foundations: can philanthropy learn from the military?

14 December 2012

Did you know that less than 2% of US foundations' core funds are aligned with social purpose? In an article that it sure to ruffle some feathers, WSFF convener Arthur Wood argues that the world of philanthropy is dangerously undercapitalized in the face of today's most pressing environmental and social threats. He suggests that new legal and financial structures enable the profit and philanthropic motives to coexist, and indeed, that these new structures hold the key to reallocating a foundation's core funds towards mission related investment. Go to the article