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From the NCFP Fellows

An Interview with NCFP’s Senior Fellow Ginny Esposito

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Virginia M. Esposito, Jason Born

Ginny Esposito and Alice Buhl
Ginny Esposito with NCFP’s inaugural Senior Fellow, Alice Buhl Editor’s Note: Vice President of Programs Jason Born spoke recently with NCFP Founder Ginny Esposito about her transition to the role of Senior Fellow at the beginning of 2020, and some of the projects and initiatives she is working on in that new role. I’m here today with my long-time friend… Read More
Voices from the Field

What We Learned When We Listened to Community Voices

Posted on August 10, 2020 by Neeraj Mehta, McKnight Foundation

Photo credit: Molly Miles This article was originally published by the McKnight Foundation and is re-posted here with permission. As the McKnight Foundation began developing a new program devoted to equity and inclusion in our state, we’ve been mindful that engaging the wisdom and expertise of individuals and communities beyond the Foundation walls increases the program’s relevance, credibility, and effectiveness… Read More
Friends Focus

August 2020: News and Notes from NCFP’s Friends of the Family Network

Posted on August 5, 2020

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Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their work. This month features updates from the Castellano Family Foundation, Gambrell  Foundation, Hilton Foundation, David Rockefeller Fund, and Tykeson Family Foundation.  Are you a current Friend or Leadership Circle member of NCFP with an update or good news about your foundation that you would like to share… Read More
Case Studies

The Evolution of Family Philanthropy: The David Rockefeller Fund

Posted on August 4, 2020 by Maggie McGoldrick

The name Rockefeller often conjures up images of wealth and influence. The founders of Standard Oil and magnates of the banking industry, the family is known worldwide for generations of success in business and politics. However, since 1855 when John D. Rockefeller, Sr. gave his first philanthropic gift, the family has harnessed its name for a far greater legacy—social impact… Read More
Voices from the Field

Exceptional Times Call for Exceptional Responses

Posted on July 30, 2020 by Megan Reilly

The Clowes Fund Executive Committee March and April 2020 were scary days. Most of the country had shut down to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The news was filled with heartbreaking stories of patients sick from COVID-19 and people who were suddenly unable to buy groceries or pay rent. Foundation board and staff members were not immune; most of… Read More
Voices from the Field

For Weissberg Foundation, Trust-Based Philanthropy Starts With Internal Culture-Building

Posted on July 29, 2020 by Hanh Le, Shaady Salehi

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This article was originally published by the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project and is re-posted here with permission. Join us on October 6 for a webinar to learn more about trust-based family philanthropy.  The Weissberg Foundation in Arlington, Virginia is a justice-oriented family foundation that has always leaned on its values to drive its grantmaking. In 2016, Hanh Le took the helm… Read More
Voices from the Field

We are Beginning an Overt Shift Towards Equity…and Donors are Joining Us

Posted on July 23, 2020 by Sarah Indyk, Anita Wesley

Over the past several years, Rose Community Foundation has been on a path of increasingly aligning our work in pursuit of equity and justice. Recent killings of Black people and the disproportionate negative impact of COVID-19 on people of color shine a bright light on the importance and urgency of this shift, even as they highlight just how far we… Read More
Featured Article

The COVID-19 Crisis and Possible Futures for Family Philanthropy

Posted on July 22, 2020 by Justin Marcoux, Gabriel Kasper

Editor’s note: NCFP is pleased to partner with the Monitor Institute of Deloitte on the publication of An Event or an Era? Resources for social sector decision-making in the context of COVID-19. For those looking to learn more from the Monitor Institute, consider joining one of the upcoming focus groups for senior staff and trustees at family foundations. As family… Read More
From the President's Desk

A Conversation with Jaison Morgan of Common Pool

Posted on July 20, 2020

NCFP President and CEO Nick Tedesco recently interviewed Jaison Morgan, Managing Principal and CEO at Common Pool—a platform used to promote competition-based giving. Jai and Nick discussed the merits of and barriers to giving via competition and how the democratic nature of competition fits within the current call for a more equitable sector and society.   Interview Topics About Jai… Read More
Voices from the Field

The Homestead Foundation Moves Boldly and Urgently

Posted on July 14, 2020 by Shannon Cofrin Gaggero

We are living through a moment of grand scale reckoning. COVID-19 has disproportionately and negatively impacted the health of Black and brown communities; financial and educational disparities are exposed along clear racial lines; state violence and violence by white vigilantes against Black people have inspired sustained uprisings all over the country. Certainly, our country stands before a crossroads and so… Read More

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