Foundation Budget Information

 

Can you please help me find information regarding evaluations and how to determine the amount large organizations retain for administrative costs versus the amount they disburse?

Expert Answer

There are a couple websites with information regarding how foundations use their funding and how they do their grantmaking.  We believe these resources may help you find the information you need.  

The Foundation Center - This website contains information on funders nationally.  It has information on typical areas they give grants to, and offers some of their financial and legal information. 

http://foundationcenter.org/findfunders/  

GuideStar - GuideStar provides Form 990s for all nonprofits, along with other legal information regarding each organization.  This site may give you a better look at what different pieces of the budget are used for.

http://www.npgoodpractice.org/Resource/GuideStar.aspx