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Did Illinois’ largest foundations buck the trend in giving to underserved communities?

Written by: Kristina ("Yna") C. Moore

Date: March 23, 2017

If you’re a regular at NCRP’s blog (If so, thank you!), you probably know by now that most of the country’s largest foundations aren’t giving in ways that maximize the good that their grant dollars can… Read More

How can philanthropy help stop the GOP’s ACA repeal and replacement?

Written by: Peter Haldis

Date: March 14, 2017

Last week, Congressional Republicans unveiled the American Health Care Act, intended to replace a repealed Affordable Care Act (ACA). Several major hospital and doctors’ groups have already announced their opposition to the bill, which has been… Read More

Finally, a foundation-commissioned study that actually helps its grantees

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: March 02, 2017

It’s usually a moment of dread for the leader of a nonprofit. One of your major funders commissions a study, and they inform you they want you to spend who-knows-how-many hours working with the consultants they… Read More

Philanthropists need to stand with the most vulnerable and marginalized

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: February 28, 2017

These are incredibly challenging and scary times. Philanthropy has a hugely important role to play in protecting the most vulnerable in our society. Nonprofit organizations of all shapes and sizes are driving the largest mobilizations and… Read More

Creatively funding social movements

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: February 24, 2017

How can foundations be more flexible in supporting grassroots groups and leaders? What are some creative approaches to meeting the increasingly urgent need for philanthropy to support frontline advocacy and organizing for justice? To explore these… Read More

Jennifer Choi to join NCRP as vice president and chief content officer

Written by: NCRP

Date: February 23, 2017

We’re excited to announce that Jennifer Choi, program officer at Robert R. McCormick Foundation, will be NCRP’s new Vice President and Chief Content Officer beginning March 15. She will oversee the creation and distribution of NCRP’s… Read More


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