Through research and advocacy, NCRP continues to promote the vision of a more democratic and responsive philanthropic sector that is a pivotal force for social progress

These initiatives promote grantmaking that prioritizes underserved communities, demonstrates effective grantmaking practices and is accountability and transparent to the public by:

  • Challenging grantmakers to pledge support for underserved communities.
  • Honoring grantmakers that demonstrate leadership, innovation and commitment.
  • Evaluating which grantmaker practices are effective and which are not.

Below are opportunities to encourage grantmakers to strengthen our communities.

Philanthropy’s Promise

Philanthropy’s Promise celebrates funders that apply two high impact strategies in their grantmaking: targeting grant dollars to address the needs of underserved communities, and empowering them by funding advocacy, organizing and civic engagement.

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NCRP Impact Awards

Effective philanthropy helps change the world. The NCRP Impact Awards recognize that fact and celebrate foundations of all shapes and sizes that have shown leadership, innovation and commitment to solving the country’s toughest problems.

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Philamplify is where expert assessments and community feedback meet to maximize the impact of grantmaker giving. Together we’re creating a comprehensive picture of philanthropic practices that work and areas where we can all improve.

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