Now or Forever: Rethinking Foundation Life Spans

April 07, 2016

One big question of philanthropy is how much should be spent now to solve today’s urgent problems and how much should be conserved to deal with future concerns. Philanthropists, Congress, and the courts have all weighed in on whether grant makers should spend down their assets or continue in perpetuity, but it’s time to take a closer look.

Now or Forever: Rethinking Foundation Life Spans