From the Editor

We were interested to find, when the first volume of the Novia Carter Report arrived on our desk the other week, that it discusses many of the issues with which The Philanthropist has been concerned since its inception in the fall of 1972. Our initial subscribers will recall in the first issue the study of charitable…

Investment Policies for Foundations

Introduction A recent article carried the alarming headline “Ford Foundation may be forced to cut grants by 50 per cent”. The Ford Foundation, squeezed like most private philanthropies by falling stock and bond markets, has seen its assets plummet from $3 billion to $2 billion in market value over the past year. Mounting inflation has…

A Report on The Conference of the National Council on Philanthropy

Cleveland, Ohio, October 21-23, 1974 The Conference of the National Council on Philanthropy held in Cleveland, Ohio last Fall brought together more than five hundred delegates from all parts of the United States. I and one or two other members of the Agenda Committee on Funding attended the conference and for us it had a…

The Future of Funding

Background The process of social development in Ontario today has been significantly influenced by thousands of voluntary and self-help associations involved in social action and human service activities and programs. In addition, a well educated highly informed public, assisted and stimulated by both the public and private sectors, has become a potent force in both…

Approaches to Corporate Philanthropy

From the Proceedings of the Working Conference on Company Contributions sponsored by The Conference Board in Canada and held in Toronto, September 10th and October 1st, 1971. The Role of Innovation in Corporate Philanthropy Over the years tradition has become an integral part of philanthropy. As a matter of record, when corporations started taking over…

The Construction of Charitable Gifts

The purpose of this article is to compare the construction by the court in Re Faraker 1 of a testamentary gift to a charitable body which has apparently ceased to exist with that of Re Finger’s W.T.,2 and to consider which interpreta­tion carries out the testator’s intentions most effectively. Where a charitable institution named in…

Case and Comment: Discriminatory Conditions re Rattray

When an institution is given property upon terms which it regards as objection­able an obvious solution is to disclaim the gift. This course of high principle does however carry with it the consequence that the gift is lost. This is particularly serious where the donee is a university, and the gift is designed to provide…

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