NCRP uses research to urge the philanthropic community to provide nonprofit organizations with essential resources and opportunities to effectively serve disadvantaged and disenfranchised populations and communities

Filter By:

“Disruption is my jam”: 7 Former board chairs discuss NCRP’s greatest accomplishments

Written by: Paul Castro, John Echohawk, Pablo Eisenberg, Dianne Feeney, David R. Jones, Terry Odendahl and Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury

Date: June 07, 2021

[caption id="attachment_19735" align="alignright" width="239"] Pablo Eisenberg[/caption] Pablo Eisenberg  Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University   NCRP Board Chair, 1976-1990  “NCRP began as a force to challenge philanthropy, and it actually broke, I think, the dominance of foundations and… Read More

What should philanthropy look like 45 years from now?

Written by: Dimple Abichandani, David Callahan, Jara Dean-Coffey, Vu Le, Amoretta Morris, Dr. Carmen Rojas and Edgar Villanueva

Date: June 07, 2021

Jara Dean-Coffey, Director, The Equitable Evaluation Initiative, Founder and Principal, Luminare Group  [caption id="attachment_19756" align="alignright" width="195"] Jara Dean-Coffey[/caption] “I increasingly find myself going to the origins of words, ideas and actions to better understand what twists and… Read More

Working with grassroots leaders has changed our foundation (and business) for the better

Written by: Daniel Lee

Date: June 07, 2021

We are at a moment of national reckoning. The COVID-19 pandemic, its disproportionate impact on Black and brown communities and the horrific murders of Black people that ignited protests last summer have laid bare the deep injustices that define this country.   In these times, the corporate… Read More

NCRP at 45: What it means to be philanthropy’s critical friend

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: June 07, 2021

Fundamentally, NCRP exists to ensure that philanthropy is responsive to those with the least wealth, power and opportunity in American society, and that it serves public purposes rather than the interests of those who control the… Read More

Responsive Philanthropy June 2021

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: June 07, 2021

Dear Reader,  In 1976, a group of courageous nonprofit leaders decided they would attempt to hold philanthropy accountable to the needs of communities who had been marginalized in society. They made the important decision to transition from an ad hoc coalition,… Read More

Philanthropy must invest in Black-led organizations to improve maternal mortality

Written by: Brandi Collins-Calhoun

Date: March 10, 2021

A Q&A with National Birth Equity Collaborative’s Dr. Joia Crear-Perry  NCRP’s Movement Investment Project initiative has been committed to hearing the experiences of Black, Indigenous people of color-led organizing in the reproductive access space. And while NCRP has been vocal and… Read More

As the South Grows

Read the latest reports on philanthropy in the South.


Responsive Philanthropy June 2021

Check out our latest issue of Responsive Philanthropy!


Responsive Philanthropy Archive

Read past issues of Responsive Philanthropy.


Black Funding Denied

Community foundation support for Black communities



Don’t miss a single NCRP report! Join our mailing list to ensure you’re alerted every time we release a new publication.