There was a time not too long ago when you rarely heard the word "foundation" and "risk" in the same sentence...or paragraph...or entire document. Risk simply hasn't been something formally and broadly associated with philanthropy over the past few decades.However, it's become pretty obvious to many people that the traditional ways of grantmaking are not enough to make a dent in the entrenched and intertwined social challenges of poverty, inequity, education or healthcare. Yes, one can't blame philanthropy alone and other sectors very much bear their share of responsibility and obligation. But philanthropy can afford to take some risks that other sectors can't.

3 Ways Foundations Squash Risk-Taking
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