WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the country continues to witness economic, racial and other forms of injustice every day, foundations and philanthropists continue to play a critical role in efforts to bring about a more just and equitable world for all.
The featured articles in the summer 2016 edition of "Responsive Philanthropy" released today by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) are examples of how some in philanthropy are stepping up to the challenge and serving as opportunities for learning for others in the sector.
Tamara Copeland, president and CEO of Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers based in the District of Columbia, writes about the organization's journey in addressing structural racism through a series of conversations titled "Putting Racism on the Table." Copeland offers lessons for other groups to confront issues of race and racial justice in their own work.
In this article, William Cordery, a program officer at Surdna Foundation, shares how the grantmaker's Strong Local Economies program is supporting efforts to improve economic opportunities for low-income communities, people of color, women and immigrants. He highlights the different ways that Surdna is helping grow locally owned businesses, create quality jobs and improve jobs held by low-wage workers.
Robert Sturm and Lee Francis IV tell how they developed an evaluation program to assess Notah Begay III Foundation's grantmaking through Native Strong, an initiative that provides tribal communities with tools and information to improve children's health. They stressed the importance of aligning metrics with the values and culture where the work takes place.
This D.C.-based grantmaker supports programs from across the country on criminal justice, juvenile justice, workers' rights and civil legal aid to advance justice and opportunity for people in need.
These articles, along with articles from previous issues, are available for free on the "Responsive Philanthropy Article Archive." Hard-copy subscriptions to "Responsive Philanthropy" are complimentary for NCRP members.
The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy in Washington, D.C., is a national watchdog, research and advocacy organization that promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. Visit www.ncrp.org.
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