We know everyone’s working hard to achieve their missions, but donors and the whole field need a common way to evaluate performance and success.

  • Information on salaries, benefits, consultants, and boards
  • Plan for the future
  • Explore innovative ideas
Featured Report

FY 2016 Columbus Survey Results Dashboard

The report is a resource to understand the performance of your individual community foundation in the context of the field. Assets, gifts, grants, and operational activity are the focal point of the analysis.

2016 Columbus Survey Results: FY 2016 Columbus Survey Results Dashboard

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CF Insights

CF Insights

Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey and Report
ABOUT Foundation Benchmarkers

We’re Creating a Level Playing Field

No matter your role in the social sector, you need benchmarks to understand your performance. Foundation Benchmarkers are tools for peer-to-peer comparisons created by Foundation Center.

For donors, they offer easy, bottom-line metrics that can inform guidance given to management and boards. Community foundations can analyze their operating models, gauge their performance, plan for the future, inform policy changes, and explore innovative ideas. Foundations of all types can benefit from comprehensive annual benchmarking information on salaries, benefits, consultants, and boards.

We welcome additional opportunities to partner on funder benchmarking projects.


Knowledge Services

Knowledge Services are data-driven tools and content-rich platforms developed by Foundation Center for funders and their networks, consultants, advisors, and grantees.

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