Foundation Incubator to Merge with Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy

The Foundation Incubator (TFI) in Palo Alto, California, has announced that it has agreed to merge with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

TFI, a leading provider of cutting-edge philanthropic services, henceforth will be known as the Philanthropy Incubator and will become a program of the center's Philanthropic Services unit, which includes the Women's Philanthropy Institute and the Lake Family Institute on Faith and Giving. The organization, which will continue to have an office in Silicon Valley, will build on TFI's previous work to provide a wide range of training and education services to support the field of philanthropy.

"We're thrilled about this exciting new opportunity," said TFI president Elizabeth Bremner. "For the past four years, TFI has served clients interested in new approaches to philanthropy... [and has] provided training and services to philanthropists and foundations interested in achieving the greatest possible impact with their philanthropic investments. Becoming a part of Indiana University, whose work on philanthropy is unparalleled, is a strong vote of confidence in the approach TFI developed and gives the Philanthropy Incubator a terrific opportunity to meet a growing need for these services."

"We are very fortunate that the Philanthropy Incubator will have as its foundation the outstanding, top-quality programs and services created by the Foundation Incubator," added Center on Philanthropy executive director Gene Tempel. "Combining TFI's highly regarded strengths in this area with the center's leadership in research, education, and training will enable us to take these services to the next level and make them available nationally and internationally."

"The Foundation Incubator and Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University Join Forces to Create Philanthropy Incubator" Foundation Incubator Press Release 07/11/2005.