Philanthropy and targeted constituencies: Environment, Culture, Medical Research
This paper was presented by Sylvia Geddes at the Philanthropy Australia conference in 2003. It focuses on the R.E. Ross Trust's experience in determining its environmental focus, the factors influencing the Trust, and suggests ways in which all charitable trusts and foundations can develop a process for determining focus areas, developing guidelines and ensuring constant relevance.
The paper covers the following sections:
- The R E Ross Trust and how the focus on Environment fits within the
total focus of the Trust
- How to determine your area of focus
- How to develop appropriate program guidelines and parameters in a subject area which operates within a complex, multi-player environment
- How to ensure your Foundation’s activity remains relevant and effective in a subject area in which government, the corporate and non profit sectors and individuals all have significant influence on the subject.