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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

Serving immigrant communities requires funding advocacy everywhere

Written by: Johanna Calle

Date: May 08, 2019

Babies being separated from their families and put in cages at the southern border. Small children tear-gassed as they seek refuge in the U.S. Those of us who have been haunted by the images can feel… Read More

The most popular blog posts of 2018

Written by: Peter Haldis

Date: January 01, 2019

Last week, we recapped many of NCRP's activities and accomplishments from 2018. One thing we didn't mention: In 2018, we added 96 posts to NCRP's blog. And, if you follow NCRP on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, you've… Read More

3 Lessons for philanthropists from the midterm elections

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: November 12, 2018

Updated 11/19/2018 to clarify that The Nathan Cummings Foundation increased its payout rate from 5.75% to 6.75% in 2017 and 2018, and has committed to maintaining an elevated payout rate for the next 3 years. The… Read More

Defending dissent in a time of fascism

Written by: Darakshan Raja

Date: October 12, 2018

If anything can give us hope in the face of the inhumane and unjust policies of the Trump Administration, it’s the visible dissent from millions of everyday people in the United States. The Women’s March brought… Read More

Southern philanthropy, national impact

Written by: Ben Barge, Ryan Schlegel

Date: June 13, 2018

Between 2011 and 2015, foundations invested 56 cents in the South – per person – for every $1 they invested per person nationally.  In the two plus years NCRP and GSP have embarked on As the… Read More

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