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Why a racial equity audit might make sense for your foundation

Written by: Leticia Alcantar

Date: January 03, 2017

Many of us are still reeling from last month’s election results. Some of us reacted with deep feelings of fear, sadness, demoralization and hopelessness. Now there are many questions and musings about which way forward. Two… Read More

Our top 10 blog posts of 2016

Written by: Peter Haldis

Date: December 30, 2016

In 2016, we added 80 new posts to NCRP’s blog. Below are the 10 most popular posts during the past 12 months. Thank you to all of our excellent contributors and our readers for helping us keep… Read More

‘Invisible privilege,’ racism and Chicago’s struggle for reconciliation

Written by: Terry Mazany

Date: October 14, 2016

This commentary was originally published on The Chicago Community Trust website. When The Chicago Community Trust held its first On the Table, we heard loud and clear from the community that race and segregation is the biggest… Read More

How we strengthened “Meet the Funders” events to help under-resourced grant applicants

Written by: Debra Fong

Date: October 03, 2016

“Debra, one of your grantees submitted a proposal to me. It was 20 pages long. The grant guidelines stated a maximum of 12 pages!”   “Debra, many of the applications that I have received from API… Read More

Dear white folks in philanthropy: My “Miley, what’s good?” moment

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: September 16, 2016

You may remember last year’s controversy between Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus. In response to being excluded from nominations for a Video Music Awards category, Minaj expressed public critique on Twitter about double-standards and racial bias… Read More

The Oregon Community Foundation responds to questions from Oregon’s social justice nonprofits

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: September 08, 2016

Interest from Oregon nonprofits prompted NCRP to host an information-sharing webinar on August 4 about our latest Philamplify report, Oregon Community Foundation: Can It Build a Statewide Legacy of Equity and Inclusion? View the presentation slides… Read More


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