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Best Practices in Disaster Grantmaking: Lessons From the Gulf Coast

April 30, 2008

Summarizes NYRAG members' response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita, highlights innovative grantmaking, and outlines best practices, practices to avoid, and strategies for promoting the recovery, transformation, and revitalization of the Gulf Coast.

Donors' Guide to Gulf Coast Relief & Recovery

December 31, 2007

Lists nonprofits involved in Gulf Coast relief and recovery that have received grants from NYRAG members, with descriptions, previous funders, funding date, and contact information. Includes key indicators of recovery two years after Hurricane Katrina.

Beyond Five Percent: The New Foundation Payout Menu

January 1, 2007

Looks at thirteen foundations and examines the ways in which their non-standard structures -- whether in the areas of lifespan, payout, or methods -- arise from their missions. Foundations can have an impact when they choose to increase their payout rate or limit their lifespan. While some of these profiled efforts are still in their early stages, the fact that these donors have looked at philanthropy through a new lens opens intriguing vistas.

Rebuilding Lives: The Philanthropic Response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004

December 31, 2005

Summarizes NYRAG members' response to the 2004 tsunami, including aggregate data on initiatives, successes, challenges, lessons learned, and best practices. Includes online resources and a report on the ongoing needs of South Asian immigrants in New York.

New York Metropolitan Area Foundations (Highlights)

December 1, 2002

This study provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the size, scope, and giving patterns of foundations located in the New York metropolitan area, which includes Bronx, Kings, New York, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, and Westchester counties. New York Metropolitan Area Foundations also compares the growth and giving patterns of area foundations with grantmakers nationally and in selected metropolitan areas.