Fund the People commissioned these brief field studies by Putnam Consulting Group. They tell powerful stories of a diverse array of funders investing in the workforce of various grantee organizations and other nonprofits. These stories, which include qualitative and quantitative data where available, can be great conversation starters for your board or staff team. 

Bush Foundation

The Bush Foundation is a private independent foundation based in St. Paul, Minnesota and is solidly focused on Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations that share that geography. In this field story you will learn more about the foundation’s talent-investing and the nonprofits and communities that have directly benefited from it. Read ›

Community Memorial Foundation

For Community Memorial Foundation (CMF), a health-focused private foundation based in suburban Illinois serving 27 communities in the western Chicago suburbs, helping to increase the capacity of its nonprofit grantees is a core part of its mission and vision. Read ›

Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

A deep respect and appreciation for the power of effective leadership is in the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund’s DNA. Read the foundation’s field story to learn more about their talent-investments that support national movements including immigrant rights and LGBTQ rights. Read ›

Pierce Family Foundation

The Pierce Family Foundation offers a variety of sophisticated investments in mid-level managers and emerging leaders in their grantee organizations and other nonprofits in the Chicagoland area. Read ›

The New York Community Trust

A major community foundation, The New York Community Trust’s investment in nonprofit talent provides an in-depth learning experience for social sector mid-career professionals and seeks to grow the pool of leaders of color in the metropolitan area. Read ›

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Talent development remains an imbedded priority within the Baltimore-based Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation’s work. Learn about this foundation’s talent-investments in the Weinberg Sector Skills Academy, Leading Edge, and the Weinberg Fellows Program. Read ›

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Field Stories Collection PDF