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Unpacking Philanthropy Episode 1: Can Philanthropy Help Save Democracy? (Transcript)

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: February 02, 2022

The following is a transcript of Episode 1 of NCRP’s new video series, Unpacking Philanthropy.   Check out the video here on LinkedIn.    Hello, and welcome to the inaugural episode of Unpacking Philanthropy. I’m Aaron… Read More

Community Housing & Health Depends on Creatively Breaking Silos and Building Local Power

Written by: Rita Lara, Jules Rochielle Sievert

Date: January 14, 2022

"When health is measured not just by a lack of diseases and illness, but by access to opportunities, we see that some populations have greater access to opportunities than others. When we move toward a society committed… Read More

Let’s Change the Dysfunctional Way Money Flows to Social Change

Written by: Nell Edgington

Date: January 13, 2022

Let’s start with the brutal truth. The way we fund social change is horribly broken. Knowingly or not, we have built a dysfunctional structure of restrictive norms, demoralizing messages, limiting beliefs, and unfair regulations that impede… Read More

PA: What Happens When Philanthropy Fails to Fully Support Abortion Access

Written by: Brandi Collins-Calhoun

Date: October 27, 2021

It's really hard not to compare foundation funding to state/public funding when we're discussing abortion access. How can philanthropy expect abortion activist to combat both anti's and the state when they're operating with barely half the… Read More

Leaders Call for More Investments to Support Black-Led Migrant Groups & Leaders

Written by: Jennifer Amuzie

Date: October 18, 2021

Emergency Call Highlights Systemic Shortfalls In Funding Black Immigrant and Refugee Support   This fall’s images of Border Patrol officers on horseback back using whips to drive Haitian asylum seekers across the Mexican border was a horrifying spectacle that highlighted the dire programmatic and funding challenges that Black-led migrant organizations face on an almost daily basis.   Soon after these images went… Read More

Texas Abortion Leaders: More Flexible Funding Needed to Protect Abortion Access

Written by: Avery Crocker

Date: September 21, 2021

When the Supreme Court refused to block Texas's radical anti-abortion law stand in the first week of September, reproductive justice leaders were not surprised. In a healthy, safe and equitable world, all pregnant people should have access to high-quality abortion care. But that has never been a reality, especially… Read More


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