Each quarter we pull together the published results of three leading measures of foundation performance, the FoundationMark GIV Index, the Northern Trust Foundation and Endowment Universe, and the foundation subgroup of the BNY Mellon U.S. Master Trust Universe. The results are shown in the table and graph below.
|Periods ended March 31, 2021|
|Northern Trust||3.8||3.8||34.3||9.9  ||10.5  ||N/A  |
|BNY Mellon||3.4  ||3.4  ||31.8||N/A||9.5||7.5  |
|60/40 Mix*||2.3||2.3  ||31.7||12.2||11.2||9.9  |
|The 60/40 Mix is 60% S&P 500 Total Return / 40% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index
3-Year, 5-Year, and 10-Year returns are annualized.
Note: BNY Mellon doesn't publish 3 -Year performance numbers, nor does Northern Trust publish 10-Year returns.
Northern Trust Foundation and Endowment Universe (here)
The Northern Trust universe consists of more than 380 large U.S. institutional funds with combined assets of more than $1.34 trillion.
BNY Mellon U.S. Master Trust Universe (here)
The BNY Mellon U.S. Master Trust Universe offers peer comparisons of performance by plan type and size. It consists of 489 corporate, foundation, endowment, public, Taft-Hartley, and health care plans with a total market value of more than $2.4 trillion and an average plan size of over $8.0 billion.