What do foundations typically include in an annual report?

A well-written annual report shares the fine work you are doing, encourages others to set up foundations or increase their giving, helps good applicants to find you, and helps the public and lawmakers learn about foundations—and see that they are responsible and accountable organizations.

Annual reports often include:

  • Year and name of the foundation
  • A brief history of the foundation and description of funding programs
  • The mission and/or purpose statement

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