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Wealthy donors and grantmakers: You can no longer hide behind neutrality after the terrorist attack in Charlottesville

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: August 14, 2017

Now is not the time for the philanthropic sector to hide behind a false perception of neutrality. Some foundation staff and leaders may decide this weekend’s events and others like them are irrelevant to their grantmaking,… Read More

What does your movement need to flourish?

Written by: Jack Rome

Date: July 26, 2017

What movement do you feel most passionate about? Health? Education? Environment? Criminal Justice? LGBTQ? What does that movement need in order to flourish? How do you think philanthropy can help? We need you to tell us… Read More

What happens when a foundation puts residents in charge of local grantmaking?

Written by: Liane Stegmaier

Date: July 20, 2017

When Brooklyn Community Foundation received the news that we had been selected for NCRP’s Impact Award in the Public Grantmaker category back in the spring of 2015, our team’s immediate response was, “Now?” We were somewhat… Read More

6 (more) do’s and don’ts for foundations and donors

Written by: NCRP

Date: July 12, 2017

Is your foundation investing in a diversity of assets across the communities it serves? Does your organization struggle to get funding because of perceived capacity restraints? In our first As the South Grows report, "As the South Grows:… Read More

Bolder grantmaking: Integrating Racial Equity Impact Assessments in requests for proposals

Written by: Yanique Redwood

Date: July 06, 2017

Social justice work is tiring, painful and unpopular, but there is nothing that is more important to me than this work. I am grateful that it is so integral to our foundation’s mission. Consumer Health Foundation,… Read More

Southern progress isn’t possible without equitable economic development

Written by: Jennifer Choi

Date: June 27, 2017

Do you work at or with a national foundation investing in systemic change? Does your program include wealth- and power-building in the South? If not, your efforts may not bring sustained change. Our latest report, "As… Read More


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