The Family Difference? Exploring the Congruence in Grant Distribution Patterns Between Family and Independent Foundations

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  • Using a broad group of family and independent foundations from a representative sample of Georgia foundations, the authors examined differences in giving patterns between family and independent foundations.
  • Findings confirm the result of previous work that studied large foundations.
  • There are no substantial differences between family and independent foundations’ preferences even when controlling for a nonprofit’s location and size.
  • These findings are relevant for discussions about the role of non-family members on boards.

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2011


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