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Why we give to 501(c)4 organizations

Written by: NCRP

Date: June 22, 2020

Many of the nation’s most savvy grantmakers and donors who seek to make lasting structural change on important issues give to 501(c)4 organizations, in addition to their sizable investments in more traditional 501(c)3 nonprofits. In their own words, here’s… Read More

The coolest equity-focused family foundation you’ve probably never heard of

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: June 22, 2020

This mid-sized philanthropy provides grassroots organizations in California and Washington with 6-figure multi-year core support grants. Editor’s note: This article was written before the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis and the subsequent uprisings in… Read More

The COVID-19 crisis and political reset: Wielding philanthropic power for a just recovery

Written by: Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson

Date: June 22, 2020

“These crises are awful, awful, awful. And they open things up. The silver lining of this time may be that this might be one of the only moments in the lifetimes of many of us where… Read More

The people are beautiful, already

Written by: Nichole June Maher

Date: June 22, 2020

For Washington state’s Group Health Foundation, the current coronavirus pandemic has only reaffirmed the importance of community leadership to advance equity.   Editor's note: This article was written before the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis… Read More

Responsive Philanthropy June 2020

Written by: Jeanné Lewis

Date: June 22, 2020

Dear Reader, We are in a moment of great pain – but also a moment of great social transformation. The combined crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and uprisings against law enforcement have exposed the broken parts… Read More

Centering community power and feedback: The Colorado Trust on its new advocacy grantmaking program

Written by: NCRP

Date: February 25, 2020

The Colorado Trust recently launched a new advocacy grantmaking program. In January, NCRP’s Lisa Ranghelli interviewed the program’s architect, Noelle Dorward, to find out more about the shift in strategy. The Colorado Trust’s mission is to… Read More

As the South Grows

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Responsive Philanthropy June 2020

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Pennies for Progress

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