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Give me your tired, your poor, no more? Philanthropy must respond in the face of xenophobia.

Written by: Stephanie Peng

Date: February 06, 2020

Anti-immigrant rhetoric has become all too common in the Trump era – most recently in this week’s State of the Union address. But it’s not all talk. Last week, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Supreme Court… Read More

3 Things small funders can do to turn racial equity rhetoric into reality

Written by: Ryan Schlegel

Date: February 04, 2020

It’s easy to forget, in a sector where Gateses, Fords, Lillys and Hewletts dominate the discourse, that most institutional philanthropies are small, leanly staffed, little-known foundations. In any given year, roughly a quarter of all U.S.… Read More

Nonprofits support boosts Puerto Rico earthquake recovery efforts

Written by: Adam Fishbein

Date: January 30, 2020

In the aftermath of this year’s series of devastating earthquakes in Puerto Rico, local nonprofits across the island are providing crucial services to thousands of affected Puerto Ricans.  Current and former NCRP nonprofit members and coalition partners supporting recovery efforts include Taller Salud, The Center for Popular… Read More

The power of legacy: Why where I come from led me to NCRP

Written by: Elbert Garcia

Date: January 17, 2020

As we head into the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday weekend, its natural – maybe even necessary -- to reflect on what we are each doing to honor the legacy that he and other civil rights… Read More

How integrated voter engagement builds a family-led movement

Written by: Luz Vega-Marquis

Date: December 19, 2019

We have known for a long time that low-income families are powerful political actors regardless of election cycles. That’s why since 2012, Marguerite Casey Foundation (MCF) has invested more than $15 million in integrated voter engagement… Read More

How funders are stepping up: Women and the environment

Written by: Terry Odendahl

Date: October 29, 2019

Climate change and subsequent damage to water, land and clean air affects women differently than men. Women walk farther when water and firewood runs out, work harder for less when erratic weather patterns wreak havoc on… Read More


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