New Aspen PSI-funded Research on Family Foundation Lifespans Now Available

May 4, 2009

As part of the Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation’s research initiative, “Advancing Knowledge and Practice about Foundation Spend-Down,” a grant was awarded to the Foundation Center and the Council on Foundations to conduct a large-scale study of the lifespan plans of family foundations. The study “Perpetuity or Limited Lifespan: How Do Family Foundations Decide?” was released on April 30, 2009 and finds that more than one third of family foundations are unsure about their lifespan or have decided on a limited lifespan. The full report can be downloaded from the Foundation Center website.

For more information, see the Foundation Center’s press release.

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