Conference Session: Legacy Foundations and Today’s New Wealth Foundations

For many years, the agendas of legacy foundations – some founded nearly a century ago – have set the tone for giving by all foundations. But recently, that dynamic has arguably flipped, as more and more foundations set up by today’s biggest donors – often through LLCs – have raised new expectations for donor involvement in foundation giving. How do these different models for giving compare and contrast with one another? Has the paradigm truly shifted, or, do legacy foundations still drive the major trends in the field? What can grant seekers do to navigate this new, more complex territory? Hear a panel discuss these and other related trends from a variety of perspectives: grant maker, grant seeker, legacy foundation official, and living donor.