Analysis of a Foundation Essay

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Analysis of a Foundation
PA571 Nonprofit Organizational Management
Jared Stock

Linda Shoemaker and Steve Brett founded the Brett Family Foundation in 2000 to invest in the creation of a more compassionate and just society. The Brett Family Foundation originally had an annual grant making budget of $500,000 and an endowment of $10 million. The Great Recession took our endowment down to approximately $6.5 million, and we decreased our annual grant making budget to $350,000. The Foundation is in the process of rebounding and currently has an endowment of $9 million. This year's grant making budget is $462,000. The Brett Family Foundation mission is to promote caring communities by investing in organizations
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