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One would think that calculating a payout ratio is a very straightforward task. You just need a numerator and a denominator, therefor simple division leaves
Mandated Five Percent is a Floor Not a Ceiling Most people in the philanthropic world are familiar with the 5% payout requirement that nonprofits must
How Much are Foundation Assets Down? Preliminary March estimates from our affiliate, FoundationMark, indicate that foundation assets are down about 12.7% since the beginning of
The chart above shows that foundation asset allocation hasn’t varied much year to year. Two long term trends have been a reduction in cash and
The Math is Simple Private foundations have $1 trillion in assets. An incremental 1% return on investment would yield an additional $10 billion….per year…every year.
FoundationMark Portfolio Strategies Investments – Others*: There is a distinct line on the IRS form requiring the fair market value of a foundation’s holdings in
There is a core question in managing money that is very difficult to answer, which is How hard is our money working? One hears about