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Grantmaking in the South: An opportunity to support equity and resilience

Written by: Ryan Schlegel

NCRP’s Ryan Schlegel interviewed Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation’s executive director Justin Maxson and network officer Lavastian Glenn about philanthropy in the South. Among the topics they discussed: foundations’ support for social change in the South, how… Read More

Moving philanthropy from the margins to the center

Written by: Robert Reich, Chiara Cordelli, Lucy Bernholz

This article is adapted from the book Philanthropy in Democratic Societies.[1] Philanthropy is everywhere. In the United States and most other countries, we see philanthropy in all areas of modern life. Individuals use private resources to… Read More

Ford Foundation and supporting the disability rights movement: We’ve only just begun

Written by: Jim Dickson, Sarah Blahovec

Praises, kudos and congratulations to the Ford Foundation for its recent recognition of the disabled community. On Monday, September 12, 2016, Darren Walker, president of The Ford Foundation, announced that the foundation would stop “fueling injustice”… Read More

Responsive Philanthropy Fall 2016

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Dear Readers, Our work together is more important than ever. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I found myself reflecting about how grateful I am for all of you, staff, volunteers and trustees for an amazing web of… Read More

Member Spotlight: National Birth Equity Collaborative

NCRP: What is NBEC’s mission and how does it address infant mortality rates among African-American families?  NBEC: NBEC aims to reduce Black maternal and infant mortality through research, family-centered collaboration and advocacy. Total U.S. infant mortality… Read More

Pennies for Progress

In 2008, on the eve of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, America’s foundations were doing better than ever. According to Foundation Center data, between 2003 and 2008, more than 10,000 new foundations were… Read More

Responsive Philanthropy Fall 2016

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Pennies for Progress

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