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Is Rural America Philanthropy’s Final Frontier?

Written by: Ryan Schlegel

Date: November 02, 2015

Editor's Note: Updated 12pm November 2, 2015. Institutional philanthropy in the United States has long neglected rural communities. As recently noted by the Nonprofit Quarterly, it seems rural philanthropic investment levels may be at a low… Read More

Social Justice Philanthropy Is Not a “Political Third Rail”

Written by: Christine Reeves Strigaro

Date: October 29, 2015

Of all the rich details in NCRP’s newest report, Families Funding Change: How Social Justice Giving Honors Our Roots and Strengthens Communities, the one that resonated with me most was the description that family foundations see… Read More

Is Market-Based Education Reform Compatible with Accountability?

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: October 13, 2015

In May, NCRP released our Philamplify assessment, Walton Family Foundation: How Can This Market-Oriented Grantmaker Advance Community-Led Solutions for Greater Equity? The report, written by Gita Gulati-Partee, found that Walton Family Foundation (WFF) had used market-based… Read More

New NCRP Report Shows Family Funders Are Uniquely Poised for Social Justice Giving

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: October 06, 2015

Today, I’m proud to announce the release of a new white paper analyzing social justice philanthropy among family foundations, building on NCRP’s Philanthropic Landscape series. Families Funding Change: How Social Justice Giving Honors Our Roots and… Read More

Saying Goodbye to Three Outstanding NCRP Board Members

Written by: Jeanné Lewis

Date: October 01, 2015

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s (NCRP) Board of Directors is a diverse, engaged group of nonprofit and foundation leaders. While we’re always excited to welcome new members each year, saying farewell to outgoing ones can… Read More

Keeping an Open Mind about the Education Reform Debate

Written by: Janay Richmond

Date: September 23, 2015

My colleagues have been working hard to put together NCRP’s very first Philamplify debate, Reform Strategies for Education, inspired by our recent assessment of the Walton Family Foundation. As someone who’s worked with youth in the… Read More


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