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Winding Down the Atlantic Philanthropies – 2009-2010: Beginning the End Game

Resource type: Research Report

Tony Proscio, Duke University Center for Strategic Philanthropy & Civil Society |

This report is the second in a series to chronicle the concluding years of The Atlantic Philanthropies, the largest foundation ever to decide to commit its entire endowment in a limited timeframe and then close its doors.

It captures the foundation between late 2009 and early 2011 covering:

  • staff efforts to launch an orderly process to “imagine the end of Atlantic”
  • an in-depth look at the decision making in two major programmes, Children & Youth in the United States and Population Health in Viet Nam.

Atlantic commissioned this report. 

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> Report: Winding Down the Atlantic Philanthropies: 2009 – 2010: Beginning the End Game (PDF)

> Report: Winding Down the Atlantic Philanthropies: The First Eight Years: 2001-2009

As Sunset Approaches, Tony Proscio’s blog post about this report.