Today the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, which I lead, released the findings of an assessment of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation's grantmaking. This report is significant for a number of reasons.
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NCRP makes a compelling case for philanthropy's role in addressing poverty and racism as deep systemic and structural problems
Although there are good reasons for a foundation to spend down its assets today, there are also legitimate reasons for it to continue its work in perpetuity.
The most significant of NCRP's grantmaking requirements is that 50 percent of a foundation's grants be for general operating support (GOS) -- unrestricted support for an organization.
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