Refocused our work on defining and promoting philanthropy at its best


Under a new leadership and guided by a new strategic plan, NCRP refocused its mission on the core tenets of philanthropy at its best.

The release of Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact caused a firestorm in the philanthropic sector, with critics complaining about the assignment of rigid metrics for exemplary philanthropy.

The controversy helped focus conversation in the sector about who benefits from foundation giving, and which practices really lead to impact and results.