MOVEMENT INVESTMENT PROJECT

Deepen your understanding of philanthropic support for social movement with the latest available grantmaking data, insightful case studies and other resources.
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for the Pro-Immigrant Movement

Discover what social movements need from grantmakers and donors to help secure a fairer and more just society

Social movements are key ingredients in long-term positive change. They are essential to improving lives, outcomes and opportunities in our communities, especially those who are marginalized. 

Grantmakers played a critical role in the Civil Rights Movement, marriage equality, health care reform and others.

 

What is a movement?

“While there is no formula for a social movement, they usually share a few features. It involves people who are mobilized around issues they care about, and who share a powerful vision about what is wrong with society and how it can be improved. These people are engaged in diverse activities that are not under any one leader’s control, and that lead to a change in attitudes, practices and public policy.”

— Jean Hardisty and Deepak Bhargava
Wrong about the Right” in The Nation

 

 

The Movement Investment Project is a multi-year initiative that provides resources and support to help grantmakers and donors become more strategic and effective partners to social movements playing a critical role in our national debates

The initiative also works to support movement organizations in making a compelling for more and better support from current and prospective funders

New: The State of Foundation Funding for the Pro-Immigrant Movement

Daniel Lee, Levi Strauss Foundation“The Levi Strauss Foundation is committed to building power and lifting up the rights and dignity of immigrants because we believe that when immigrant communities thrive, all communities thrive. NCRP’s Movement Investment Project is an important resource for funders who are committed to creating impact in the immigrant justice movement”.

Daniel Lee
Executive Director
Levi Strauss Foundation
and NCRP Board Member

Don’t miss the latest movement briefs and resources

Beginning in 2019, we’re rolling out movement-specific briefs and resources, such as The State of Foundation Funding for the Pro-Immigrant Movement.

Be the first to know about the latest movement-specific brief, resources and engagement opportunity.

We’re here to help

Contact our Movement Investment Project team for questions and ways you can get involved at investinmovements[at]ncrp.org.


When immigrants thrive, we all thrive.

Discover how you can invest in a future where all people and communities flourish.

STATE OF FOUNDATION FUNDING FOR THE PRO-IMMIGRANT MOVEMENT

STATE OF FOUNDATION FUNDING FOR THE PRO-IMMIGRANT MOVEMENT

Uncover how funders can invest more and in better ways in the rich diversity that fuels the success of our country.

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YOUR READING LIST FROM "KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON PHILANTHROPY"

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POWER MOVES: YOUR ESSENTIAL PHILANTHROPY GUIDE FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE

POWER MOVES: YOUR ESSENTIAL PHILANTHROPY GUIDE FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE

Discover a one-of-a-kind self-assessment toolkit that can help funders determine how to fully leverage power to support movement groups.

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TELL OTHER FOUNDATIONS AND DONORS ABOUT THE MOVEMENT INVESTMENT PROJECT

TELL OTHER FOUNDATIONS AND DONORS ABOUT THE MOVEMENT INVESTMENT PROJECT

Our social movements need more funders to invest in an economically, socially and culturally vibrant future.

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