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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Do Corporate Grantmakers Care More About the Poor Than Other Foundations?

Aaron Dorfman | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Aaron Dorfman

For most Fortune 500 companies, philanthropy is a vehicle for corporate interests. Corporations are designed for profit maximization and market expansion, and corporate philanthropy generally is in service to those objectives.

Do as I Say, Not as I Do?

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Are there ways in which your practices and values might be misaligned? What might you do to explore that question with your board and staff?

Foundations Must Be 'Freedom Funders' Once Again

Aaron Dorfman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Aaron Dorfman

As we honor the movement's activists and organizers, we must not forget to also recognize the handful of bold foundations that provided important financial support for the movement in the decade preceding this major victory.

Stink Tanks: Historical Records Reveal State Policy Network Was Created by ALEC

Steve Horn | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

ALEC is currently under fire for potentially abusing its 501(c)(3) non-profit IRS charity tax status, acting as a shadow lobbying apparatus and "corporate bill mill" throughout its 40 years of existence.

Report: Megabanks Give Charity At 'Mediocre' Levels

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact

The philanthropic practices of the United States' four megabanks are "mediocre" at best, an independent watchdog has concluded. A report released ...

Fundraising: The Dilemma of Organizations of Color

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Individual donors are the bedrock of American arts funding, giving more than 60% of the money received. Yet the average African American, Latino, Asian American or Native American arts organization receives less than 10% of its funding from individual donors.

Report: Arts Funding Is Supporting A Wealthy, White Audience

AP | By BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Billions of dollars in arts funding is serving a mostly wealthy, white audience that is shrinking while only a small chunk of money goes...

Inspired By 'Giving Pledge,' Foundations Commit To Make Better Use Of Grant Money

The Chronicle Of Philantrophy | Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact

The Giving Pledge has inspired yet another pledge for big donors: Today more than 60 of the country's foundations have signed Philanthropy's Promise, ...

Watchdog: Education Foundations Not Doing Enough For Vulnerable Children

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

SEATTLE — A philanthropic watchdog group is hoping to light a fire under charitable foundations that support education by releasing a report Wed...

Philanthropy by the Numbers

Paul Brest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Brest

NCRP makes a compelling case for philanthropy's role in addressing poverty and racism as deep systemic and structural problems

Philanthropy on Another Planet

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

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.

Philanthropy at its Somewhat Myopic: Mistaking Means and Ends

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

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.