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Jun 27, 2017, 08:00 ET Donors Need to Help Build Wealth Among the Poor, Underserved in Kentucky Coal Country

Donors rarely think of Kentucky's Coal Country as places for their charitable giving. But this region is on the forefront of an important...


Jun 27, 2017, 08:00 ET Donors Need to Help Build Wealth Among the Poor, Underserved in South Carolina's Lowcountry

Donors rarely think of the South Carolina's coastal Lowcountry as places for their charitable giving. But this region is on the forefront of an...


Jun 27, 2017, 08:00 ET Donors Need to Help Build Wealth Among the Poor, Underserved in the South

Many donors want to help solve long-standing challenges such as poverty, poor health outcomes and lack of quality education in many...


Jun 15, 2017, 08:00 ET Nominations open for annual NCRP Impact Awards to recognize the best of the best U.S. grantmakers

Over the past year, many grantmakers responded in bold and creative ways to stand up for vulnerable communities, to fight for democracy, justice...


May 30, 2017, 08:00 ET How can philanthropy help rebuild trust in the press?

"How do we respond to our new political and social reality?" Many in philanthropy are grappling with this question at this very moment. Some...


May 02, 2017, 08:00 ET Leading foundations, donors need to be engaged in health care debate

The GOP is continuing to look for ways to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Although it seems to currently lack the votes, ACA isn't out of the...


Apr 05, 2017, 08:00 ET Stories from the Deep South illuminate untapped potential for philanthropists

Grantmakers and philanthropists looking to leave a legacy of improving lives and communities don't need to look too far. In fact, the ideal place...


Feb 28, 2017, 08:00 ET Philanthropists need to stand with the most vulnerable and marginalized

Barely into the new administration's first 100 days in office, activists and concerned citizens have stepped up against policies that threaten...


Feb 23, 2017, 13:15 ET Jennifer Choi to Join NCRP as Vice President and Chief Content Officer

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) today announced that Jennifer Choi, program officer at Robert R. McCormick Foundation,...


Dec 07, 2016, 08:00 ET Philanthropy: Conversation and Action Needed on Equity

As the country prepares for a new president, foundations and philanthropists play an important role supporting efforts that promote equity and...


Nov 29, 2016, 08:00 ET U.S. Grantmakers Overlooked Underserved Communities During, After Great Recession

Less than a third of the $16.6 billion the country's large foundations give out annually, on average, went toward helping America's underserved...


Nov 28, 2016, 08:30 ET NCRP to Prioritize Social Movements, Engage Wealthy Donors to Increase Philanthropic Support for Equity and Justice

Over the past 10 years, U.S. foundations have moved painfully slowly toward adopting practices that address the urgent problems our communities...


Aug 25, 2016, 08:00 ET D.C. Association of Grantmakers Offers Lessons in Tackling Race and Racial Justice

 As the country continues to witness economic, racial and other forms of injustice every day, foundations and philanthropists continue to play...


Jun 22, 2016, 08:00 ET Oregon Community Foundation Isn't Supporting Enough Groups Led by People of Color, LGBTQ, says new Philamplify report

 Across the country, many individuals and families use their local community foundations to support nonprofits and causes they care about. Most...


May 19, 2016, 08:00 ET Foundations: Don't Overlook Transgender Community, SDGs and State-Level Civic Engagement

Early this month, progressive grantmakers and nonprofits gathered at the 2016 NCRP Impact Awards reception to celebrate the inspiring work of this...


May 04, 2016, 08:00 ET U.S. Rep. Ellison and Top Grantmakers Share Messages of Inspiration for Supporting Social Justice Movements at the 2016 NCRP Impact Awards

 "Bold commitment to fighting inequality and injustice" was the common theme at last night's gathering of foundation and nonprofit leaders from...


Mar 08, 2016, 08:00 ET Consumer Health Foundation, Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund, Patagonia, Sandler Foundation Named 2016 NCRP Impact Awardees

Today, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) announced the winners of the 2016 NCRP Impact Awards, which honors foundations in...


Feb 09, 2016, 08:00 ET Philanthropy Can Help Bring Together those Shut Out by the Political Process

 With the 2016 election already in full swing, the smartest people in philanthropy know that Election Day isn't the last stop on the road to...


Jan 12, 2016, 13:33 ET Philanthropy Watchdog Group Seeks Foundations to Honor at 2016 NCRP Impact Awards

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) is seeking nominations for the 2016 NCRP Impact Awards. Now in its fourth year, the...


Dec 09, 2015, 08:00 ET New Philamplify Report: Knight Foundation Needs to Pursue Innovation with Equity in Mind

The Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is synonymous with innovation, but many nonprofit leaders, peers and other stakeholders...


Nov 18, 2015, 08:00 ET Philanthropy Has Important Role to Play in Criminal Justice Reform

 Released today, the fall issue of "Responsive Philanthropy" is entirely devoted to how and why philanthropy should help advance criminal...


Oct 28, 2015, 08:00 ET New Philamplify Report: The Kresge Foundation on Path Toward Becoming Next Great Social Justice Philanthropy

 The Kresge Foundation is poised to be the next great social justice funder, according to a new report out today from the National...


Oct 06, 2015, 08:00 ET New NCRP Report: Family Foundations Are Behind the Curve in Supporting Nonprofit Advocacy, Community Organizing

 Foundations funded and led by wealthy families largely fail to support strategies that address the root causes of political, economic and...


Sep 16, 2015, 08:00 ET NCRP to Hold Philamplify Debate: Do Charter Schools, Vouchers Help Underserved Students?

 The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) will be holding the first-ever Philamplify Debate, "Reform Strategies for Education"...


Feb 03, 2015, 10:08 ET Funding for Grassroots Organizing Contributed to Executive Order on Immigration

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) today released its winter issue of "Responsive Philanthropy," sharing insights from top...