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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

Fires in the South: Lessons and partners for philanthropy

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: June 21, 2017

As grantmakers show increased interest in funding Southern partners, it’s important to ask: What’s different about relationship-building and racial justice work in the American South? How can national funders be responsive and impactful in operationalizing their… Read More

Nominate a grantmaker for the 2017 NCRP Impact Awards

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: June 15, 2017

Do you know of grantmakers that in the past year boldly … Led by example Took risks with their giving Stood with those who are vulnerable and marginalized … in response to our current political, social… Read More


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