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Supporting NCRP Members This #Giving Tuesday & Beyond

Every year, after Thanksgiving and the consumer spending driven days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the push is for everyone to open up their charitable wallets and donate to their favorite causes and groups on… Read More

The Colcom Foundation and the culture of civility endanger Americans. Peer foundations can speak out and help make us all safer.

Written by: Avigail Oren

Date: November 22, 2022

In Western Pennsylvania, there is a long legacy of environmental stewardship by philanthropic organizations. It has taken generations of committed nature lovers, outdoor sporting enthusiasts, and climate activists decades to address the scars left during the… Read More

Democracy’s Future Depends on Investing in the South’s Refugee Leadership

Written by: Basma Alawee

Date: June 17, 2022

According to the UNHCR’s Global Trends report, 89.3 million people had been forcibly displaced worldwide by the end of 2021. Yet, for many Americans, the possibility of becoming a refugee seems abstract and detached from their… Read More

Black Migrant Justice Groups Deserve More than a Drop in the Bucket

Our country’s success is undeniably rooted in the success of all communities, including immigrants and refugees. Through our Movement Investment Project, NCRP has encouraged grantmakers to help support the inclusive and equitable future that we all… Read More

You Say You Don’t Fund Reproductive Justice? There’s still a lot you can do

Written by: Molly Schultz Hafid, Brandi Collins-Calhoun

Date: May 03, 2022

It’s hard to imagine a just and equitable world that doesn’t allow for people to have full control over decisions related to their body. Yet, after this week, there is no doubt that we are on… Read More

Bremer Trust Decision a Step Forward in Accountability

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: May 02, 2022

In 2014, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) and local Minnesota organizations called on the IRS and the Minnesota Attorney General’s office to investigate the "suspicious and potentially illegal behavior" of the Otto Bremer Trust.… Read More


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