Foundations & Nonprofits

Increasing impact of foundations and endowments

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

Insights

August 2010

The hospital workforce was surveyed regarding retirement planning, saving and investing behavior, as well as confidence in their retirement income prospects. Hospital workers are more likely than U.S.

August 2010

The state and local government workforce is more confident regarding its prospects for a financially secure retirement than are American workers in general.

August 2010

This report examines retirement planning and saving among the public sector work force (employees of states, counties, cities, towns and other municipalities) and worker confidence in their retirement income prospects. Compared with U.S.

Research Reports

March 2017

Can a university’s characteristics be a better indicator of an endowment’s effectiveness than endowment size? 

February 2013

This report examines the 403(b) plans in all 50 states and seeks to provide the first comprehensive analysis of these plans across the country. We consider the advantages and disadvantages of alternative methods of regulating 403(b) plans and present an assessment of 403(b) plans in each state.

February 2013

The disclosure requirements under General Accounting Standards Board (GASB) 45 draw attention to a possible unfunded liability for government employers providing other than pension post-retirement benefits (OPEB).