WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early this month, progressive grantmakers and nonprofits gathered at the 2016 NCRP Impact Awards reception to celebrate the inspiring work of this year's awardees: Consumer Health Foundation, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Patagonia and Sandler Foundation. These grantmakers spoke of the need to continue fighting to improve the lives of the underserved and underrepresented, and encouraged others to be bold and fearless in this struggle.
The featured articles in the spring 2016 edition of "Responsive Philanthropy" released today by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) highlight examples of how some in philanthropy are taking up the challenge head on.
Roz Lee of Arcus Foundation shares the story behind the Global Trans Initiative, a newly launched partnership with NoVo Foundation to promote acceptance and understanding of transgender people and improve their quality of life. She invites other foundations to look through a "prism" to see how a variety of issues such as health care, poverty and employment intersect with the challenges faced by transgender communities nationwide.
Ed Cain of Conrad N. Hilton Foundation writes about the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals and how these intersect with the work of numerous foundations across the country. He highlights how the SDGs apply to the U.S. and the opportunity to move the needle on critical issues that grantmakers are tackling.
In an email interview with NCRP's Yna Moore, Carnegie Corporation of New York's Geri Mannion shares her thoughts about the biggest challenge facing the country this election year and the role of capacity building in supporting civic engagement. She also offers practical tips for funding state-level efforts to change policy and engage communities.
The New York Women's Foundation's Erin McDonald and Elizabeth James shares lessons from the RISE-NYC! initiative. They identified key "dimensions of impact" and offer three specific recommendations for other foundations that seek to effectively partner with underresourced grassroots organizations and the communities they serve.
This Philadelphia-based nonprofit mobilizes the housing counseling community to advocate on affordable housing and credit issues.
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 and cost $25 for non-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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