The Philanthropic Landscape

How is Philanthropy Doing?

As we continue to promote philanthropic practices that contribute more effectively to a more just and equitable world, we know it's important to consistently track progress (or lack of it!)

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.




Families Funding Change: How Social Justice Giving Honors Our Roots and Strengthens Communities


Social justice grantmaking is an important part of many family foundations' strategies. These foundations use their reputation and financial capital for systemic reform by funding work such as nonprofit advoacy, community organizing and civic engagement. Yet, many family foundations also encounter hurdles when they consider a shift to strategic social justice giving.


The Philanthropic Landscape 2011

MAY 2013

NCRP looks at the latest data to track giving to underserved communities, social justice philanthropy, general operating support and multi-year funding for 2011. There are some good and not-so-good news for nonprofits and the communities they serve.


The Philanthropic Landscape 2008-2010

NOV. 2012

How did giving to underserved communities, social justice philanthropy, multi-year funding and core support fare in 2008-2010? How do the numbers compare to similar analysis of data from 2004-2006?




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