How is the field of philanthropy doing in addressing the needs of historically underserved populations, as well as providing the kind of support that nonprofit organizations need to be effective in serving our communities?
This first set of fact sheets from the The Philanthropic Landscape series looks at data from 2004 to 2010 to track foundation giving that benefits and empowers the economically disadvantaged, women and girls, the elderly and other marginalized communities, as well as flexible grants to nonprofits.
The State of Giving to Underserved Communities reports that the proportion of foundation grant dollars classified as benefiting economically disadvantaged people, the elderly, women and girls and other marginalized groups was 40 percent in the 2008 to 2010 time period, up from 33 percent in 2004 to 2006.READ MORE
The State of Social Justice Philanthropy finds that giving to empower underserved groups increased from 12 percent of grant dollars in 2004-2006 to 15 percent in 2008-2010. NCRP also notes that social justice philanthropy gives grantmakers maximum impact and leverage. Recent studies show that for every dollar invested in policy and civic engagement, there is a return of $115 in community benefit.READ MORE
In The State of General Operating Support, NCRP notes that reported core support dollars increased 34 percent but the share of such grants remained unchanged at 16 percent of total giving compared to a similar analysis of data from 2004 to 2006.READ MORE
Looking at data from 2004 to 2010, The State of Multi-Year Funding finds that multi-year grantmaking in 2009 fell 21 percent to $5.5 billion during a time when total grantmaking declined only by 13 percent. In September 2012, NCRP recalled a previous version of the study after learning of a programming error from the data source. This revised edition more accurately reflects recent trends.READ MORE