Keeping a close eye on philanthropy

Filter By:

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

Calls to eliminate the Johnson Amendment part of a broader strategy to underwrite religious extremism

Written by: Dan Petegorsky

Date: February 22, 2017

In supporting foundations and nonprofits working for long-term, systemic change, one of NCRP’s greatest roadblocks is not the stringency of IRS regulations themselves, but the fear many foundations and their grantees have of running afoul of… Read More

Philanthropy needs to have standards

Written by: Henry Lagrimini

Date: February 17, 2017

Throughout the good and the bad, the lows and highs, markets bull and bear, one thing has remained the same: Charitable giving is part of the America psyche. For better or worse, it’s part of who… Read More

Philanthropy: Silence is not an acceptable response to Trump’s orders on immigrants and refugees

Written by: Ben Barge

Date: February 15, 2017

A week ago, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees issued a powerful joint statement calling on funders to take a stand against President Trump’s executive orders on immigrants and refugees. Since then, 140 foundations have signed… Read More

Collaboration and lasting change: With good philanthropy, anything is possible

Written by: Jack Rome

Date: February 07, 2017

A few weeks ago, NCRP’s President and CEO, Aaron Dorfman, presented at Minnesota Council on Foundation’s Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minn. The conference focused on “philanthropy in action,” and Aaron was determined to send a message… Read More


For more than 40 years, NCRP has served as an independent and reliable source of information and analyses for members of the media on issues regarding philanthropic accountability, transparency, best practices and responsiveness to the needs of marginalized communities.