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May 23, 2018, 11:00 ET Philanthropy Watchdog: NY Attorney General Must Require New Mega Health Foundation Board to Represent the Communities It Will Serve

New York will soon have the nation's second largest health conversion foundation. With an anticipated $150 million in annual grants for the health...


May 23, 2018, 08:00 ET Grantmakers can leverage increased civic activism to advance democracy, equity and justice

While the events of the past year-and-a-half have left many frustrated, angry and disappointed, they've also moved many people to take action with...


May 10, 2018, 12:45 ET Timi Gerson to Join NCRP as Vice President and Chief Content Officer

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) today announced that Timi Gerson, strategic advocacy and communications consultant at...


May 02, 2018, 08:00 ET NCRP Introduces the First Foundation Assessment Guide on Power and Privilege

Foundation leaders and staff working to end inequity and injustice have access to a number of resources to enhance their impact on issues and...


Feb 28, 2018, 10:00 ET New report: Philanthropy can help Atlanta become a "city too busy to hate" by investing in power-building, marginalized populations

Metro Atlanta is home to the largest charitable sector in the South, and has grown and thrived on a reputation of prosperity and inclusiveness. But...


Feb 08, 2018, 08:00 ET NCRP: Calling for Grantmakers to Step Up to Help Secure a Positive Future

Many working for a fair, equitable and just future for our communities are bracing for a tough year ahead. Divisive rhetoric will continue, as will...


Nov 29, 2017, 10:00 ET Foundation Support for Underserved Communities is Necessary to Address Impacts of Climate Change in the South

The historic Atlantic hurricane season this year made clear the devastation that can result from extreme weather events. As climate change...


Sep 27, 2017, 13:32 ET Five Foundation Leaders Join National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy Board

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) board of directors today elected new officers and welcomed five new esteemed members...


Sep 19, 2017, 07:00 ET "Best of the Best" Grantmakers Honored at the 2017 NCRP Impact Awards in New Orleans

"This here: It cannot be work. It is community. It is remembering. It is the reminder that we deserve better." This inspiring quote by activist and...


Sep 06, 2017, 08:00 ET Foundation for Louisiana to receive "Mover and Shaker" Award at the 2017 NCRP Impact Awards in New Orleans

Many groups and activists from across the country have ramped up their fight against injustice, inequities and hate in our communities. Four...


Aug 29, 2017, 08:00 ET Foundation for Louisiana, Groundswell Fund, Meyer Memorial Trust and Solutions Project to be honored with the 2017 NCRP Impact Awards

Many groups and activists from across the country have ramped up their fight against injustice, inequities and hate in our communities. Four...


Aug 24, 2017, 08:00 ET Philanthropy must invest in the 2020 census immediately

The challenges facing our country continue to grow. Funding for the U.S. Census Bureau has been cut, reducing the likelihood of an accurate and...


Aug 14, 2017, 18:09 ET Wealthy Donors and Grantmakers: You Can No Longer Hide Behind Neutrality after the Terrorist Attack in Charlottesville, Says NCRP

In response to the past weekend's gathering and resulting violence perpetrated by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aaron Dorfman,...


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...