Foundations & Nonprofits

Increasing impact of foundations and endowments

The Institute supports foundations and nonprofits by focusing on their performance and impact. 

Insights

June 2017

Over the past decade, foundations and other entities awarding higher education grants have shifted their focus toward programs that encourage student retention and graduation, particularly for low-income and first-generation college students.

November 2011

Hospital workers are more likely than U.S. workers to be saving for retirement; 88% versus 59%, respectively.

October 2011

Compared with U.S. workers in general, employees in the primary and secondary education sector tend to be more confident that they will have enough money to live comfortably throughout retirement.

Research Reports

October 2010

This paper examines how controlling vendor access to public K-12 supplemental 403(b) plans improves teacher retirement outcomes by controlling the number of providers, products, investment options, and the level of fees that teachers pay on their retirement saving accounts.