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Financing Faith: Religion and Strategic Philanthropy.

by D. Michael Lindsay; Robert Wuthnow

Jan 1, 2010
Over the last century, a new form of strategic philanthropy arose that of the private foundation. Foundations do not account for a large portion of donations received by religious organizations, but they can deploy important resources at critical moments. Examining data between 1999 and 2003 from the Foundation Center on grants and grant making, the authors find that a very small number of foundations are dominant actors in religious strategic philanthropy.