Private foundations make grants based on charitable endowments. The endowment funds come from one or a small handful of sources -- an individual, a family or a corporation. Because of their endowments, they are focused primarily on grantmaking and generally do not raise funds or seek public financial support the way public charities (like community foundations) must.
Private independent foundations are distinct from private family or corporate foundations in that an independent foundation is not governed by the benefactor, the benefactor’s family or a corporation. Of the largest private foundations in the United States, most are independent foundations, although they may have begun as family foundations or were converted from corporate foundations. There is no official IRS or legal definition of independent foundations, so it is difficult to arrive at statistics that are fully representative of the field.
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This compilation of country codes and laws is intended to assist grantmakers and their advisors when undertaking equivalency determinations for foreign grantees under IRS Revenue Procedure 92-94. Specifically, this section describes the legal framework of nonprofit organizations (also known as non-governmental organizations or NGO's) in select countries, along with translations of legislative provisions relevant to an equivalency determination under IRS Revenue Procedure 92-94.
This report highlights the accomplishments, challenges and lessons learned from TCWF's Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI or Initiative) during the period 1992-2003.
Research publications on firearm violence from the Harvard Injury Control Research Center.