Through its research and advocacy work, NCRP highlights concrete practices that foundations and other grantmaking institutions can use to more effectively empower nonprofits working to meet the needs of underserved communities.
Work around this program includes:
- Promoting the importance of general operating support, multi-year funding and nonprofit representation in the discussions on philanthropy.
- Demonstrating the important role of advocacy, organizing and civic engagement in bringing about social change.
- Researching and documenting corporate philanthropy.
This report looks at four foundations that provided critical support to the Civil Rights Movement providing lessons to the social justice funders of today.
Recent Statements and Testimonies
In a written testimony submitted to the Federal Reserve, NCRP's Aaron Dorfman expressed his doubt over the philanthropic claims made by Capital One as it seeks to acquire ING Direct.
Some Related Publications
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
Dorfman and Fine offer useful and pragmatic tips that can help community organizers dramatically increase funding from institutional grantmakers and major individual donors.
by Rick Cohen
Many nonprofit organizations are constantly struggling to find enough resources to make their organizations more effective and sustainable. This report illustrates how the lack of core operating support is at the center of this struggle.
by Jeff Krehely, Meaghan House and Emily Kernan
This report details the effective philanthropic strategies that 79 conservative foundations have used to support the activities of 350 public policy-oriented right-wing think tanks at the federal, state and local levels.