Philanthropy's Promise

NCRP_Web_Badge_100pxPhilanthropy’s Promise celebrates funders that apply two high impact strategies in their grantmaking: targeting grant dollars to address the needs of underserved communities, and empowering them by funding advocacy, organizing and civic engagement.

A broad cross-section of the country’s grantmakers – big foundations, small foundations, private foundations, family foundations, corporate foundations community foundations and other public grantmaking charities – have signed on to this initiative by submitting public statements affirming their intent to meet the goals described below within the next three years:

  • At least 50 percent of their grantmaking explicitly benefits at least one underserved community.
  • At least 25 percent of their grantmaking explicitly supports nonprofit advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement.


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