By Nancy Rosenfeld The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies is not the only time limited foundation within the Bronfman families’ philanthropy. The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation (SSBFF) was established in 1952 by Sam and Saidye Bronfman in their hometown o … [Read more...] about Transitioning Legacy: Maintaining Philanthropic Tradition During and After Spend Down
ACBP Spend Down
By Charles Bronfman I hold no brief for spend down foundations or for perpetual foundations. In 2001 we chose to spend down the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies (ACBP). Right from the get-go, we decided to be a proactive foundation by taking on niche issues that both … [Read more...] about Why Document Spend Down?
By John Hoover As was previously addressed in the most recent ACBP series blog, there is limited content available on the process of how foundations spend down. Below is a list of financial and operational priorities that we believe are important to consider in the … [Read more...] about Five Steps to a Successful Spend Down: Operational Priorities
By Mariah Schuknecht At the Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies (ACBP), we have continuously researched spend down organizations since the decision was made to sunset ACBP by 2016. We have been surprised by the limited content available on the process of how … [Read more...] about Steps to a Successful Spend Down: Strategic Priorities
Foundations have flexibility - they can vary their spending rates based upon their plans and circumstances. by John Hoover Several years ago, ACBP set out to research issues facing spend down foundations. To our surprise, there was little information available. Since then, … [Read more...] about Debating Perpetuity: Five Considerations