The Foundation ReviewPeer-Reviewed Research,
Written for You to Put into Practice

The Foundation Review is the first peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy, written by and for foundation staff and boards and those who work with them. With a combination of rigorous research and accessible writing, it can help you and your team put new ideas and good practices to work for more effective philanthropy.


Current Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2

  • Transparency, Performance Assessment, and Awareness of Nonprofits’ Challenges: Are Foundations and Nonprofits Seeing Eye to Eye? (open access)
  • Improving Care and Service Coordination for Vulnerable Populations Through Collaboratives: One Funder’s Approach, Impact, and Implications for the Field
  • Where Heart Meets Smart: The Making of a Grantmaker
  • Survey Instruments Used to Evaluate Foundation-Funded Nonprofit Capacity- Building Programs: Considerations for Organized Philanthropy
  • Public-Philanthropic Partnerships: A Review of Recent Trends
  • Raising the Bar – Integrating Cultural Competence and Equity: Equitable Evaluation
  • From Citywide to Neighborhood-Based: Two Decades of Learning, Prioritization, and Strategic Action to Build the Skillman Foundation’s Youth-Development Systems
  • Shifting From ‘Evaluation’ to Valuing: A Six-Year Example of Philanthropic Practice Change and Knowledge Development

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Editorial Advisory Board

The Editorial Advisory Board for The Foundation Review are experts in grantmaking and evaluation of programs. From diverse work settings including academia, foundations, nonprofits, government, and independent consulting the Editorial Advisory Board uses its unique perspective to advise and develop our work.