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Jul

Where Does $100 to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Go (2019)?

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is one of the largest, if not the largest philanthropy focused solely on health. The foundation’s goal, through the use of grants, is “to improve the health and healthcare of all Americans.”

Given that people in the US (compared to other high income countries) have shorter lives, more heart disease, obesity, diabetes, lung disease, disabilities, HIV and AIDS, drug-related deaths, adolescent pregnancy, bad birth outcomes, and disabilities than nearly every single other country (as measured by the American Public Health Association) but spend more per capita (about $8,000 per person) than every other country in the world, is there any question the US needs to focus on health and reversing the current trends? But, the more potent question is this:  Is the foundation making a difference – reversing the health trends in the US – with the more than $400 million in grants awarded annually and the $300 million the foundation spends annually to support, manage, and grow itself? Read more »

6
Jul

How Revenue is Spent at the World Wildlife Fund (2019)

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is considered by many to be the leading conservation organization in the world. Established nearly 60 years ago in 1960, the WWF is based in Washington, DC but operates all over the world (in more than 100 countries).

The most recent IRS Form 990 (2018) reports financial information about the organization for the year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019 (hereafter referred to as 2019).  A 501 (c) (3), WWF reports the following information on revenue, expenses, grants, assets, liabilities, and the organization’s net fund balance. Read more »

4
Jul

Executive Compensation at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) was established in 1979 “as a nimble non-profit with strong community partnerships that would connect hard-to-tap public and private resources with underinvested places and people….” Sounds like United Way and in many ways the organizations are similar except that LISC is a much smaller version with 37 local offices in 2,200 counties in 45 states (compared to thousands of United Way offices throughout the world). Read more »

2
Jul

Where Does $100 to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Go?

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) was established in 1979 “as a nimble non-profit with strong community partnerships that would connect hard-to-tap public and private resources with underinvested places and people….” Sounds like United Way and in many ways the organizations are similar except that LISC is a much smaller version with 37 local offices in 2,200 counties in 45 states (compared to thousands of United Way offices in all 50 states). Read more »