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Philanthropy is Neglecting Poor Communities, But What About the Influx of New Funders?

It's a depressing story: American philanthropy has been booming in recent years, but giving to under-served communities has barely budged, even as these populations have been walloped by an economic meltdown and slow recovery. Also, grantmaking… Read More

Foundation Watchdog Acquires Bolder Giving

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, a foundation watchdog that focuses on poverty and inequality, said Monday that it has acquired Bolder Giving, a nonprofit that encourages the wealthy to donate and is best known for… Read More

NCRP to Prioritize Social Movements, Engage Wealthy Donors to Increase Philanthropic Support for Equity and Justice

For Immediate Release November 28, 2016 NCRP to Prioritize Social Movements, Engage Wealthy Donors to Increase Philanthropic Support for Equity and Justice Philanthropy watchdog marks its 40th anniversary with call for foundations and nonprofits to take… Read More

U.S. Grantmakers Overlooked Underserved Communities During, After Great Recession

For Immediate Release November 28, 2016 U.S. Grantmakers Overlooked Underserved Communities During, After Great Recession Assets rebounded while support for community engagement and long-term solutions lagged, says NCRP report Washington, D.C. (11/28/2016) – Less than a… Read More

Wealthy Donors Look To Solve Financial Crisis In Kalamazoo, Mich.

Kalamazoo, Mich., is getting a little help from some wealthy friends to solve a growing financial crisis. Two local philanthropists have pledged $70 million to help the city end chronic budget deficits and cut property taxes.… Read More

With Yet Another Leader Already on Her Way Out, Where Is This Big Foundation Headed Next?

It was not so long ago that we published a piece titled "Four Things to Know about William Penn's New Leader, Laura Sparks. And One Question," in which we touched on topics like her commitment to… Read More

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