Keeping faith with the promise of a private foundation

Lisa Jordan

The Hague, Netherlands

There are hundreds of thousands of charitable organizations across the planet, but private foundations are still a relatively rare breed.

While their forms vary according to context, what typically sets a private foundation apart from other charitable organizations is that they have their own sources of income. Those of us who work for or own a private foundation do not have to persuade governments, other institutions or the general public to fund our activities.

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