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Questions to Ask…about foundations formed as the result of nonprofit conversions

As philanthropic organizations formed from assets held for public benefit, new foundations should be responsive to the communities they serve. They should also be highly accountable for their stewardship and effective use of these community assets. Here are some questions any foundation should be willing and able to answer forthrightly.