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Philanthropists should spend more on criminal-justice reform

The sexual, physical and emotional violence perpetrated by Department of Corrections staff at the nation’s largest women’s prison, Ocala’s Lowell Correctional Institution — and facilitated by the corrupt officials who covered it up — revealed that… Read More

Sector Crusader Rick Cohen Dies Suddenly

Rick Cohen was at times the conscience of the nonprofit sector, one of its most honest skeptics and yet always a champion for the underdog. Cohen, editor of The Cohen Report, national correspondent for Nonprofit Quarterly and… Read More

Kresge Foundation Philamplify Report

For Immediate Release New Philamplify Report: Kresge Foundation on Path Toward Becoming Next Great Social Justice Philanthropy National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy urges Kresge to explicitly integrate racial equity across six programs in pursuit of systemic… Read More

Sorry, Walmart: Charter Schools Won’t Fix Poverty

Last week, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and In the Public Interest released a highly critical report on the Walton Family Foundation’s K-12 education philanthropy, which ended with a call for increased transparency and accountability in the charter sector.… Read More

Report Criticizes Secretive Hess Foundation

For Immediate Release New Philamplify Report Criticizes Secretive Hess Foundation NCRP investigation calls for greater transparency, strategy and public leadership to increase impact of this $807M foundation Washington, D.C. (6/16/15) - Today, the National Committee for… Read More

The Walton Family Foundation Assessment

For Immediate Release New Report: The Walton Family Foundation’s $375M in Market-Oriented Grants Is a Hit for the Environment, But a Miss for Education Philamplify assessment by NCRP invites public feedback about its recommendations  Washington, D.C.… Read More


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