Building on our successful campaign to break up the monopoly of the United Way on workplace giving, we examine who benefits from philanthropy and encourages foundations to increase funding for lower income communities, communities of color and other underserved groups.
Our current work in this area includes:
- Demonstrating the need for philanthropy to benefit underserved communities to maximize the impact of limited grant dollars.
- Documenting the impact of groups working for social, racial and economic justice and the foundations that support them.
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This report looks at four foundations that provided critical support to the Civil Rights Movement providing lessons to the social justice funders of today.
The Philanthropic Landscape
by Niki Jagpal and Kevin Laskowski
May 2013, November 2012
The Philanthropic Landscape in an annual examination of the latest available data to bring you analyses of four key grantmaking trends in U.S. philanthropy: giving that specifically benefit underserved communities, social justice philanthropy, core support and multi-year funding.
by Aaron Dorfman and Marjorie Fine
This short paper provides useful and pragmatic tips that can help community organizers dramatically increase funding from institutional grantmakers and major individual donors.
by Rachael Swierzewski
This report illustrates the disparity in giving between urban and rural nonprofits, and how geographical isolation and capacity-building needs greatly reduce the ability for rural nonprofits to secure funding.
This report defines and discusses the concept of social justice philanthropy and provides an assessment of its future in philanthropy. The report explores how grantmakers define and apply the concept of social justice to their work.
Statements and Testimonies
NCRP submitted its comments to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight on whether the charitable organizations are serving the needs of diverse communities. The subcommittee held a hearing on September 25, 2007.