Leading Foundations Sign NCRP’S Philanthropy’s Promise
Today, more than 60 leading foundations from across the country signed on to Philanthropy’s Promise, a National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) project.
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These grantmakers submitted public statements explaining their commitment to the Promise and include big and small foundations, private foundations, family foundations, corporate foundations, community foundations and other grantmaking public charities.
Foundations and other grantmaking organizations that have voluntarily signed on to NCRP’S Philanthropy’s Promise initiative will allocate at least 50 percent of their grant dollars to address the unique needs of the poor, elderly, disabled and other marginalized groups, and at least 25 percent towards supporting advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement to promote equity, opportunity and justice.
Through this initiative, NCRP is recognizing grantmakers that practice effective and strategic grantmaking that leads to lasting social change. The organization hopes the campaign will inspire other grantmakers to serve the common good by prioritizing and empowering underserved communities, and expects more grantmakers will sign on in the coming months.
“Philanthropy’s Promise offers strategies that will help foundations and other institutional grantmakers – regardless of their size, focus and approach – to maximize the impact of their grant dollars,” said Aaron Dorfman, executive director of NCRP. “Studies and stories have shown that these high impact strategies leverage philanthropy’s limited resources effectively.”
For more information, visit www.philanthropyspromise.org.
The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy in Washington, D.C. is a national watchdog, research and advocacy organization that promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. Visit www.ncrp.org.
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