NCRP announces Selection Committee for 2021 Impact Awards

For Immediate Release

NCRP announces Selection Committee for 2021 Impact Awards

Committee will select 4 outstanding funders to be recognized at seventh edition of the awards

Washington, D.C. — The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) announced today the Selection Committee for the 2021 NCRP Impact Awards, which will take place at the CHANGE Philanthropy Unity Summit in October.

NCRP has recruited a committee of 10 outstanding philanthropy and nonprofit leaders to select this year’s winners. The distinguished members of the committee are:

  • Nikki Brown-Booker, Program Officer, Disability Inclusion Fund, Borealis Philanthropy
  • Jennifer Epps-Addison, Network President and Co-Executive Director, The Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action
  • Jorge Gutierrez, Executive Director, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement
  • Taryn Higashi, Executive Director, Unbound Philanthropy
  • Daniel Lee, Executive Director, Levi Strauss Foundation (NCRP Board Member)
  • Vivek (Vik) Malhotra, Strategy and Organizational Development Consultant (NCRP Board Member)
  • Sudha Nandagopal, CEO, Social Venture Partners International
  • Shaady Salehi, Director, Trust-Based Philanthropy Project
  • Erik R. Stegman, Executive Director, Native Americans in Philanthropy
  • Tim Wallace, Director of Development, Legal Aid Justice Center

NCRP Senior Engagement Associate Eleni Refu will serve as staff representatives on the committee. Visit NCRP’s website for information on the committee members, including bios.

Recognizing philanthropy’s work supporting social justice

Members of the committee will honor awardees in the following 4 award categories:

  • “Mover and Shaker” Award for Bold Peer Organizing
  • “Smashing Silos” Award for Intersectional Grantmaking
  • “Changing Course” Award for Incorporating Feedback
  • “Get Up, Stand Up” Award for Rapid Response

These categories, which debuted at the 2017 edition of the Impact Awards, reflect positive changes in philanthropy, with more funders seriously considering how to fund social justice movements, leveraging their own power for systemic change, and sharing decision-making and governance with marginalized communities. A list of past NCRP Impact Awards winners is available on our website.

About NCRP

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy amplifies the voice of nonprofits and the communities they serve in the philanthropic sector. Through research and advocacy, it works to ensure that grantmakers and donors contribute to the creation of a fair, just and equitable world.

Since 2013, NCRP has awarded 25 Impact Awards to grantmakers in recognition of support, leadership and partnership with grassroots organizations and community leaders around LGBTQ rights, minimum wage, environmental justice, health equity and other critical issues. A full list of past NCRP Impact Awardees are available on


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