Members of the Board of the Swayne Family Foundation recently took part in a survey conducted by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). As set forth in the project description The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy partnered with the NCRP and Resource Generation “… in order to profile family foundations that have or are willing to engage in conversations about benchmarks and concepts set forth in Criteria for Philanthropy at its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact. The Criteria were intended to raise key questions for foundations around values, effectiveness, ethics, and commitment.”
The Swayne foundation was pleased to be selected to participate in the study and looks forward to the published results which will consist of foundation profiles highlighting the results of the survey. Participation has stimulated discussion on the criteria and will play a role in the Swayne Family Foundation’s future strategies and practices. We encourage other foundations to consider the criteria set forth by NCRP and engage in their own discussions. Further information on the criteria can be found in:
Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best, Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact http://www.ncrp.org/paib.
At such time that the Profiles report is published we will make it available on our website.