2019 NCRP Impact Awards



Inspiring. Innovative. Smart. Transformative.

Congratulations to the 2019 NCRP Impact Awardees:

Emergent Fund


Immediately after the 2016 election, the Emergent Fund knew it had to act quickly to mobilize funders to support organizing happening across the country in response to harmful policies coming out of the administration.

The founding partners of Emergent Fund – Solidaire Network, Women Donors Network, Threshold Foundation and the Democracy Alliance – came together to create this rapid response fund to help move quick resources with no strings attached to communities that were, and continue to be, under attack by federal policies and priorities. Keep reading

The Libra Foundation


In 2002, Nicholas and Susan Pritzker, and their children, Regan, Isaac, Joby and Jacob, established The Libra Foundation, a vehicle for social change that was endowed with $33 million and a focus on women’s rights at the outset.

That focus quickly broadened to a domestic human rights lens, making modest grants to organizations working on social justice, drug policy, women’s rights and the environment. Keep reading

Marguerite Casey Foundation


Since 2001, Marguerite Casey Foundation has nurtured a movement led by low-income families advocating for change by providing substantial long-term grants that cross issues, regions, egos, politics, organizational turf, race and ethnicity.

Families do not experience poverty one issue at a time, but instead face a spectrum of issues. The foundation funds organizations that work on issues across that spectrum, from health care and voting rights to employment and child care. Keep reading

Unbound Philanthropy


We live at a time when false and misleading narratives about people who are immigrants and refugees, Muslims, people of color and Native people – especially those who are women, queer, transgender and/or disabled – are deeply polarizing societies and damaging and sometimes destroying the lives of individuals and communities.

For all of us working toward a just and vibrant society where we can all flourish – where we uphold human dignity, value our diversity and embrace our common humanity – we must help shape narratives about our communities. Keep reading


Registration is open for the 2019 NCRP Impact Awards Reception!

The NCRP Impact Awards recognizes U.S.-based grantmakers of all shapes and sizes that practice smart, high impact philanthropy and boldly support social movements. Join NCRP at the height of the CHANGE Philanthropy UNITY Summit to celebrate 4 exemplary grantmakers that will receive awards in the following categories: “Smashing Silos” Award for Intersectional Grantmaking, “Get Up, Stand Up” Award for Rapid Response, “Changing Course” Award for Incorporating Feedback, and “Mover and Shaker” Award for Bold Peer Organizing. The reception will take place on Wednesday, November 20th from 6-7:30 pm PT. Stay tuned for the winners announcement!

Registration for the CHANGE Philanthropy UNITY Summit is sold out. However, you can still register just for the Impact Awards. To do so, please email NCRP Vice President and Chief Engagement Officer Jeanné Lewis at jlewis[at]ncrp.org.
If you are already registered for the UNITY Summit and want to add registration to the Impact Awards, click here and enter your email and confirmation number to access your existing registration. Add “NCRP Impact Awards” to your registration and check out.

Tickets for the reception are $25. Nonprofit organizations that do not primarily serve the philanthropic community are eligible to receive free tickets to the reception. Please contact Janay Richmond at membership@ncrp.org for a discount code.


Thank you to our sponsors:


Gold sponsors:


Amalgamated Foundation Logo


Silver sponsors:


The 360 Group logo

The Action Network logo

Equity in the Center logo

Marga inc logo

Message Agency logo

Raffa Marcum logo

Seattle Credit Union logo

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