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It’s time for philanthropy to dip into its pantries

Written by: Donna Schaper

Date: July 07, 2020

When the coronavirus first came to my consciousness, I went shopping. We made a plan: Don’t dip into our pantry until we need to. And when we had to, we would replace it immediately with another… Read More

COVID-19 pandemic, protests against law enforcement are an opportunity for bold philanthropy

Written by: Jeanné Lewis

Date: June 23, 2020

We are in a moment of great pain and opportunity. The combined crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and uprisings against law enforcement have exposed the broken parts of our systems and institutions in an unprecedented way.… Read More

NCRP webinar panelists stress philanthropy’s role in reimagining what’s possible for democracy and the economy

Written by: Elbert Garcia

Date: May 28, 2020

For the panelists assembled for NCRP’s latest webinar, philanthropy’s role in helping communities steer through the current coronavirus pandemic is clear. There is a responsibility to go beyond grantmaking and use their influence to make possible… Read More

Philanthropic and nonprofit leaders react to latest NCRP research

Written by: NCRP

Date: May 14, 2020

United We Dream and other organizations led by directly impacted people have the expertise necessary to tackle our toughest problems. Philanthropy, especially at the local level, has the opportunity to break the common pattern of defaulting… Read More

Local grantmaking to immigrants and refugees doesn’t reflect demographics, threats

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: May 13, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has re-affirmed how integral immigrants and refugees are to the health and security of the country as well as the unique challenges this community faces. Immigrants and refugees represent a disproportionate percentage of… Read More

What lessons can funders learn from grantmaking during the Great Recession?

Written by: NCRP

Date: April 16, 2020

Most large U.S. foundations reduced their grantmaking during the Great Recession of 2008-09, but in a recent column for HistPhil, NCRP Director of Research Ryan Schlegel highlighted 2 foundations that did not: "Neither The California Endowment (TCE)… Read More

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