Ties That Bind: Public Foundations in Dyadic Partnerships

  title={Ties That Bind: Public Foundations in Dyadic Partnerships},
  author={Alexandra Kate Williamson and Belinda G. Luke and Craig W. Furneaux},
Public Ancillary Funds (PubAFs) are grantmaking philanthropic foundations, largely held to be independent. However, some PubAFs exist in significant and exclusive relationships (dyadic partnerships) with a dominant stakeholder involving shared values, strategy, resources, and goals. This paper examines the benefits and challenges for PubAFs of being in a dyadic partnership and how this relationship affects their identity, accountability, and independence. Interviews with 28 PubAFs reveal… 
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