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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

Fertilizing the grassroots that confront the COVID-19 crisis

Written by: Jeanné Lewis

Date: April 15, 2020

A friend and grassroots organizer recently posted on Facebook that a local women’s shelter needed emergency supplies. Several people replied that they had items to donate. My friend organized a contact-free pickup process. I went to… Read More

How can funders & donors respond to COVID-19 in an equitable and effective way?

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: April 09, 2020

Until the current COVID19 pandemic and the havoc it is wreaking are history, grantmakers will see a significant part of their work dominated in some form or fashion by the disease.   In fact, barely a month into the national spotlight, Candid maps show that close to $700 million… Read More

Statement encouraging increased giving in this time of crisis

Written by: Ana Marie Argilagos, David Biemesderfer, Phil Buchanan, Dan Cardinali, Aaron Dorfman, Kathleen Enright, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Anne Wallestad, Marcus Walton

Date: April 02, 2020

April 2nd - NCRP and a coalition of 8 organizations released a statement Thursday urging their philanthropic colleagues to increase their giving to nonprofits, even if means dipping into their endowments. The statement echoes NCRP's consistent… Read More


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