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An Undervalued Species: Private Value-Added Foundations

Executive Vice President's Report from the 2003 Annual Report

Permanently endowed private foundations that work directly with grantees to develop projects, carry them out effectively, and communicate results to policymakers and institutional leaders have a long record of accomplishment in this country. "Value-added" foundations like The Commonwealth Fund perform an important function by underwriting policy research, service delivery experimentation, and infrastructure development within their fields—health care, in the case of the Fund.

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An Undervalued Species: Private Value-Added Foundations, John E. Craig, Jr., The Commonwealth Fund, February 2004