PAST NCRP IMPACT AWARD WINNERS

Meet the foundations that took home NCRP Impact Awards

Congratulations to these NCRP Impact Awardees:

2017:

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Foundation for Louisiana


"MOVER AND SHAKER" AWARD FOR BOLD PEER ORGANIZING


For much of its 12-year existence, Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) has centered inclusive engagement and equitable outcomes in all its work. One of the best expressions of these values has been the relationships and partnerships in and through philanthropy that provide the financial, strategic and leadership resources necessary to grow the field’s capacity in this way. Keep reading
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Groundswell Fund


"SMASHING SILOS" AWARD FOR INTERSECTIONAL GRANTMAKING


We invest in grassroots organizing that advances policy and systems change; that cuts across race, class, gender and sexuality; and that uses brave and innovative strategies informed from the ground up by communities directly impacted. This multi-issue, multi-identity solidarity approach has always been critical but is even more so now amidst a political terrain where millions of newly activated people are looking to plug-in to organizations to make a change. Keep reading
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Meyer Memorial Trust


"CHANGING COURSE" AWARD FOR INCORPORATING FEEDBACK


A few years into a journey driven by stakeholder input, Meyer refocused its grantmaking in four areas where it might have the greatest impact: housing, education, the environment and Oregon’s diverse communities.

Meyer pledged, beyond funding programs, to use the foundation’s voice to advocate for change and convene across the sector. Meyer also laid out a bold equity and inclusion statement that begins, “Our goal is to make equity as much a part of our everyday operations as it is a part of Meyer Memorial Trust’s mission … we can’t get there without equity.” Keep reading

Solutions Project


"GET UP, STAND UP" AWARD FOR RAPID RESPONSE


Solutions Project believes that clean energy is a civil rights issue. So from the earliest rumblings of a resistance forming in North Dakota, it stood at the ready to support indigenous leadership working tirelessly to block the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In the spring of 2016, Solutions Project first leveraged its Fighter Fund to support a gathering of tribal leaders brought together by the Indigenous Environmental Network to plot to stop the dirty energy infrastructure and support a just transition to a clean, regenerative economy. Keep reading

2016:

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SMALL/MIDSIZE PRIVATE FOUNDATION

Consumer Health Foundation

The Consumer Health Foundation advocates for health and racial equity through programs and investments that advance the health and well-being of low-income communities and communities of color.

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LARGE PRIVATE FOUNDATION

Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund

The Haas Jr. Fund seeks to fulfill its founders’ vision of a just and compassionate society where all people have the opportunity to live, work and raise their families with dignity.

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CORPORATE FOUNDATION

Patagonia

A certified B-Corporation, Patagonia’s mission is to build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.

The company is recognized internationally for its commitment to authentic product quality and environmental activism, contributing over $68 million in grants and in-kind donations to date.

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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION/GRANTMAKING PUBLIC CHARITY

Sandler Foundation

The Sandler Foundation invests in strategic organizations and exceptional leaders that seek to improve the rights, opportunities and well-being of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

2015:

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CORPORATE FOUNDATION

Blue Shield of California Foundation

Blue Shield of California Foundation is a private philanthropic organization dedicated to ending domestic violence and making health care accessible, effective and affordable for California’s underserved.

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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION/GRANTMAKING PUBLIC CHARITY

Brooklyn Community Foundation

Brooklyn Community Foundation is on a mission to spark lasting social change, mobilizing people, capital and expertise for a fair and just Brooklyn.

The foundation and its donors have provided over $20 million in grants to more than 300 nonprofits throughout New York City’s largest borough, bolstering vital programs and services while responding to urgent community needs and opportunities.

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SMALL/MIDSIZE PRIVATE FOUNDATION

Needmor Fund

Founded in 1956, Needmor Fund is widely recognized in the world of social justice philanthropy.

This small family foundation is driven by its mission, “to work with others to bring about social justice,” with increasing democratic participation as its core vision and value.

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SMALL/MIDSIZE PRIVATE FOUNDATION

New York Foundation

One of the oldest foundations in the country, the New York Foundation was established in 1909 with a gift of $1 million from Alfred M. Heinsheimer and his brother, Louis.

From the beginning, the trustees argued that the role of philanthropy was to broaden awareness of social problems, not limit its grantmaking to direct charity.

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LARGE PRIVATE FOUNDATION

Open Society Foundations

Open Society Foundations, a family of offices and foundations established by George Soros, seek to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

2014:

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CORPORATE FOUNDATION

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation

Established in 1985, the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation is known for working to advance social and environmental justice and encouraging safe and sustainable food systems.

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LARGE PRIVATE FOUNDATION

The California Endowment
In just 18 years, The California Endowment has become a top player in expanding access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities.

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SMALL/MIDSIZE PRIVATE FOUNDATION

Hill-Snowdon Foundation
Established in 1959, the Hill-Snowdon Foundation is committed to its vision of fair and just society where low-income families and communities can thrive.

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GRANTMAKING PUBLIC CHARITY

Liberty Hill Foundation
The Liberty Hill Foundation raised expectations – and eyebrows – in 1976 when it was founded to underwrite long-term social change through grassroots and community organizing.

 

2013:

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GRANTMAKING PUBLIC CHARITY

California Community Foundation
The California Community Foundation (CCF) has been greater Los Angeles’ community foundation since 1915. Its mission is to “strengthen Los Angeles communities through effective philanthropy and civic engagement.”

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CORPORATE FOUNDATION

Levi Strauss Foundation
The pioneer spirit that guides Levi Strauss & Co. is evident in the gutsy foundation it created in 1952.

Today, the Levi Strauss Foundation drives cutting-edge and effective grantmaking for justice, supporting innovative community partnerships and promoting the practice of good corporate citizenship.

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LARGE PRIVATE FOUNDATION

NoVo Foundation
Established by Jennifer and Peter Buffett seven years ago, NoVo invests worldwide in systemic change to foster a transformation from a world of domination and exploitation to one of collaboration and partnership.

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SMALL/MIDSIZE PRIVATE FOUNDATION

Woods Fund of Chicago
Woods Fund Chicago is a bold grantmaker that finds – and funds – projects that draw on the power of communities to fight the brutality of poverty and structural racism.

It invests in the smartest solutions, understanding they must be community-driven to create real, systemic change and believes in collaborative practice that ensures a lasting impact.

2016 NCRP IMPACT AWARDS

Learn about the winners of the 2016 NCRP Impact Awards

VIEW 2016 WINNERS