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Earlier this month the National Center for Responsive Philanthropy launched a new initiative to encourage leading U.S. foundations to dedicate a majority of their grant dollars to underserved communities and a significant amount to strategies that address the root causes of social problems.
To date over 60 foundations have signed on to NCGP’s “Philanthropy’s Promise” campaign, voluntarily committing to allocate at least 50 percent of their grant dollars to address the unique needs of the poor, elderly, disabled and other underserved populations, and at least 25 percent towards supporting advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement to address the root causes of social problems.
Several NCG members have already signed on including: Akonadi Foundation, The California Endowment, Ford Foundation, French American Charitable Trust, Mitchell Kapor Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Levi Strauss Foundation, Penney Family Fund, Rosenberg Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and Tides.
Interested in learning more? Here’s a video NCRP put together on “Philanthropy’s Promise.”
Visit NCRP’s website for more information on the “Philanthropy’s Promise” campaign.