The latest on NYC contracts … Ford Foundation … NCRP

The National Committee of Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) is urging the New York attorney general to ensure board diversity in a new mega-foundation, according to a press release. The new Mother Cabrini Health Foundation will be the nation’s second largest health conversion foundation, with an anticipated $150 million in annual grants.

The clout that goes along with that money means the new foundation’s board of directors needs representatives from the communities it will serve, according to a formal comment submitted online on May 22.

“The Foundation will be more effective at advancing strategies that lead to better outcomes for marginalized communities if the board of directors includes leadership from community-based organizations with experience and relationships in those communities,” Aaron Dorfman, NCRP chief executive, said in the press release.

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