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Trustees' Philanthropy Fund

The Trustees oversee the direct grant making from a general fund, the Trustees' Philanthropy Fund (TPF). TPF funds are separate from donor contributions and are intended to engage the Board of Trustees and the organization in direct philanthropy.

Since its inception in 1991 through 2013 fiscal year-end, the TPF has granted nearly $14 million to charitable organizations.

The TPF makes grants to build the capacity of strong nonprofits serving children and families or the philanthropic sector to better meet their missions. This year nearly half a million dollars of capacity building grants were made in the areas shown below.

Program Areas

Graph showing program area distribution for the Trustees' Philanthropy Fund
Nonprofit Organization
Grant to Support
City Harvest
Technology consulting and data
Nonprofit Organization
Grant to Support
Charity Navigator
Performance evaluation
Nonprofit Organization
Grant to Support
Harvard Humanitarian
Technology development the KoBo open source data mapping project
Technology consulting
Consulting to develop an emergency relief fundraising program
National VOAD
Strategic plan consulting for knowledge management infrastructure