Twenty-two percent of IGA’s members are private foundations. IGA members have access to these resources:
Monthly conference calls provided by the National Center for Family Philanthropy on topics of interest to family foundations - available free to IGA members.
Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII) - Provides youth and their families the opportunity to understand and engage in individual and organized philanthropy.
Family Philanthropy Forum - Provides Central Indiana family foundations a unique opportunity to gather during quarterly lunch meetings that provide for nonprofit informational site visits, grantmaker education, as well as the opportunity to share specifics about their own grantmaking.
Regional Meetings - IGA members in various regions of the state have the opportunity to convene with other grantmakers on a periodic basis to share and learn about key issues affecting their region or gain specific knowledge that will assist them in their role as a grantmaker.
Access to Family Philanthropy Online Knowledge Center - A searchable, comprehensive, constantly updated collection of downloadable articles, case studies, profiles, research reports, sample policies, discussion papers and more. This resource is free to IGA members through IGA's partnership with the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP).
Key Facts on Family Foundations (PDF, 754 KB) Giving by America's family foundations reached over $20 billion in 2010, a 1.1 percent increase in family foundation giving between 2009 and 2010, according to this report. (Foundation Center, 2012)
Family Foundations as Agents of Change (PDF, 531 KB) We often hear media reports on the contributions and impact of super-sized grants and mega-foundations. But data and experience tells us it's the presence and consistensy of small- and medium-sized family foundations that provide much of the fuel for nonprofit organizations in our communities. This article highlights the good work of several Indiana family foundations. (National Center for Family Philanthropy, 2009)
Stewardship Principles for Family Foundations (PDF, 209 KB) These stewardship principles and practice options to strengthen performance describe how family foundations can reflect these fundamental values in their board governance, management and grantmaking. Find foundation interviews, sample documents and resources corresponding to each principle and practice option (Council on Foundations)