This infographic is part of GrantCraft's Leadership Series paper Frameworks for Private Foundations: A New Model for Impact, produced in partnership with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, which explores the core frameworks that shape private foundations, and offers a roadmap for funders interested in reflecting on these frameworks to better align purpose, public benefit, and action.
To optimize their overall performance to meet emerging challenges and opportunities, many foundation leaders are taking a hard look at their organizations’ operating capabilities—and navigating a variety of tensions. These tensions fall across six critical dimensions, all of which are interrelated. How a foundation approaches each of these capabilities may be considered as a point along a spectrum, as illustrated in this infographic. For more information on the Theory of the Foundation click here.