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Donors and foundations are increasingly supporting movements

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: November 10, 2020

The best philanthropic initiatives from 2020 can show us the path for giving in 2021 It’s easy to get depressed about the state of the world this year. The coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice, wildfires and the… Read More

Filling in NoVo’s void

Written by: Brandi Collins-Calhoun

Date: November 10, 2020

The foundation’s decision is the latest example of philanthropy abandoning Black women and girls Many of us painfully remember that abrupt moment in May when we received the news that Peter and Jennifer Buffett had eliminated… Read More

Performative philanthropy and the cost of silence

Written by: Ray Holgado

Date: November 10, 2020

My experience of anti-Blackness at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and an urgent appeal to our sector In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Tony McDade, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative… Read More

Responsive Philanthropy November 2020

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: November 10, 2020

Dear Reader, Leadership matters, especially in challenging times. I am feeling deep gratitude for the nonprofits (501c3 and 501c4) that played such an incredibly important role this year protecting democracy. Their work was absolutely pivotal. Joe… Read More

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

As the South Grows

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Responsive Philanthropy November 2020

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Responsive Philanthropy Archive

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Black Funding Denied

Community foundation support for Black communities



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