For more than 40 years, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has pushed foundations to do more for those who are marginalized, underserved and disenfranchised

Our Mission

NCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness.

Our Vision

We envision a fair, just and democratic society in which the common good is recognized as a high priority; where a robust public sector is empowered to protect, preserve and extend the commonly held resources and the public interest; where a vital nonprofit sector provides voice and value to those most in need; where our society has equitable systems; and where all people enjoy equal justice, full inclusion and fair treatment.

We envision philanthropy at its best contributing to this vision of society by operating with the highest standards of integrity and openness, and by investing in people and communities with the least wealth, power and opportunity and in nonprofit organizations that engage, serve and represent them.

Our Values

We believe philanthropy at its best serves the public good, not private interests; employs grant making practices that most effectively help nonprofits achieve their mission; and strengthens democracy by responding to the needs of those with the least wealth and opportunity.


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Our Future

In 2016, NCRP released a new strategic framework to guide our work during the next 10 years.

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Our History

We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past 40-plus years as the independent watchdog of philanthropy.

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