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An inspiring night to remember at the 2017 NCRP Impact Awards

Written by: Jeanné Isler

Date: September 19, 2017

“This here: It cannot be work. It is community. It is remembering. It is the reminder that we deserve better.”  -    Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa, Activist, Poet and Performer There were many goosebump-inducing moments at last night’s… Read More

Racial healing in Chicago: “It’s worth the risk”

Written by: Jeanné Isler

Date: September 15, 2017

In our recently released summer edition of “Responsive Philanthropy,” I wrote about why W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) believes racial healing can transform the nation and how WKKF is attempting “…to acknowledge the wrongs of the past,… Read More

We’re all on the clock: How will you use your time?

Written by: Ben Barge

Date: September 14, 2017

Today a long-awaited recording goes live from an event we recently co-hosted with Grantmakers for Southern Progress, Ms. Foundation for Women, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and NoVo Foundation at the Ford Foundation in New York: “As… Read More

Community-led grantmaking: Collective wisdom for social change

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: September 12, 2017

How can funders make their grantmaking more transparent and inclusive while tackling the unequal power dynamic in philanthropy? With more and more conversations around equity taking place in the sector, community-led grantmaking has proven to be… Read More

Mourning losses, but fighting for Houston

Written by: Ginny Goldman

Date: August 30, 2017

Texas Organizing Project (TOP) is the Houston-based affiliate of NCRP nonprofit member the Center for Popular Democracy. The following is an urgent appeal from Ginny Goldman, TOP’s founder and former director, who is now chairing the… Read More

The 2017 NCRP Impact Awards winners are…

Written by: Jeanné Isler

Date: August 29, 2017

We’re excited to announce the 2017 NCRP Impact Awardees! This year’s awards are special because of the challenging environment our communities are facing. These grantmakers serve as examples of bold, high-impact giving that puts emphasis on… Read More


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