Foundations Can Increase Payouts: Here’s How

May 4, 2020 11:50 AM ET

In these times of crisis, foundations have an opportunity to help by increasing their payout.

The payout decision should never simply default to the 5% floor. It should be a decision made annually that balances investment returns and inflation with the foundation’s charitable purpose and the timely needs of those it serves.

Read why it's OK to pay out more than 5%, from FSG co-founder Mark R. Kramer >

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