Many companies establish a corporate foundation to further their philanthropic objectives because of this vehicle’s distinct advantages. Corporate foundations can foster increased brand recognition, customer loyalty and goodwill, and improved employee morale. They enable consistent levels of giving in years both lean and fl ush by building up reserves when company profi ts are high. Moreover, corporate foundations can engage in charitable activities such as scholarship programs, hardship and emergency grants to individuals, and international giving that would not be tax deductible as charitable donations or charitable expenditures if handled directly by the company.
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Rigorous, extensive data now prove that investments in early childhood are vital for helping children start down the path of educational attainment and productive adulthood. Evidence-based early childhood programs, including
quality early education; physical, mental, and dental care; and voluntary home visiting/parent mentoring, have been shown to improve outcomes in a diverse array of areas, including high school graduation, employment, substance abuse, crime, and teen pregnancy.
This report examined the actions of four distinct types of organizations.
Investing to help low-income people solve their legal problems is smart, results-oriented philanthropy. For decades, all over the country, legal aid groups have been a driving force that makes change real in millions of lives. They have answers when families need housing, food, health care. It’s their work that corrects bad policy and changes how society treats the most vulnerable.
In Women Give 2013, we investigate two ways in which parents teach children about giving and whether girls and boys respond differently to those approaches. We examine whether differences exist by age, income, and race. We
use longitudinal data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) and its Child Development Supplement (CDS) across two time periods within the same households to assess whether talking to children about charity and
role-modeling charitable giving has an effect on a child’s giving to charity.
As the new century unfolds, O hio stands at a crossroads. O ver the past 20 years, our state and local leaders have worked to improve student, school and system performance. W e have seen progress in some areas, but our education system falls far short of preparing all students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
This case study explores how the Corporation for Supportive Housing worked with AchieveMission to make investments in its human capital management abilities in order to realign its workforce more closely with its strategic
goals and therefore improve outcomes and increase effectiveness across the board. This case study is not an evaluation of AchieveMission, its Talent Initiative program or the Corporation for Supportive Housing. Instead, it
provides the story of one organization’s experience and how it felt to create sweeping internal changes with an eye toward securing greater impact.
This policy brief examines the plight of low-income working mothers - and what can be done to address it.
Hewlett Foundation's Fay Twersky shares insights that can help you hone your leadership skills.
This brief showcases emerging best practices in state and local policymaking that support successful community wealth building.
Supporting your ability to better intuit community interests and donor characteristics, this webinar will introduce demographic mapping tools and analysis services from the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship.
Collaborator Brian Frederick of the Community Foundation of Lorain County join presenters from the Center.
A public-private partnership crafted this brief to inform policy makers about ways to ensure more Ohioans have access to a bright future and that our state is able to grow and support a thriving economy.
Philanthropy Ohio’s Education Initiative coalition has developed a series of targeted briefing papers aimed at helping the state’s early childhood, K-12 and post-secondary education leaders, elected officials and other key stakeholders plot a clear direction for the future of education and improved student success. It is our hope that these briefing papers will help guide Ohio leaders during upcoming policy discussions, including Ohio’s next budget.
Investing in Ohio's Future. Now. A Postsecondary Education Access and Affordability Agenda For Ohio
Learn more about how the state’s $150.4 billion biennium budget’s policy will affect philanthropy and your community. The main operating budget for FY 2020-2021, which was introduced in late March, is now at the top of the General Assembly’s agenda. With hearings in the House Finance Committee and Subcommittees in full swing, the over 1800 page document will undergo its comprehensive and stringent legislative process in both chambers.
An engaged, motivated workforce is one of – if not the – most important success factors for your business. Motivation can take many forms: perks, awards, bonuses, more vacation time and other benefits. The best employee engagement programs nurture professional development and promote physical, emotional and social well-being.
Of all the questions of discrimination and prejudice that still exist in our society, the most perplexing one is the oldest, and in some ways today, the newest: the problem of race. Can we fulfill the promise of America by embracing all our citizens of all races.… In short, can we become one America in the 21st century?
Bridgestone charted six pathways that spend-down foundations and philanthropists have used to magnify their influence.