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

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).