2015 Operations and Management Report

2015 Operations and Management Report.

Highlights from the report

  • Exponent Philanthropy member foundations grant more than $4.4 billion annually to local, national, and international causes, including 67% to local communities.
  • Exponent Philanthropy member foundations spend just 14 cents per dollar in operating costs; nearly two-thirds of board members serve without compensation.
  • Twenty-five percent (25%) of Exponent Philanthropy member foundations have no staff; a typical member foundation with staff has just 2 staff persons.
  • Exponent Philanthropy member foundations review their grantmaking strategies regularly, make site visits to grantees, and incorporate information received from grantees into their grantmaking processes.
  • Exponent Philanthropy member foundations report, on average, 14.1% in annual investment returns.
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