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Experts Urge Charities to Communicate Their Needs Clearly to Their Donors, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (March 17, 2020)

As Coronavirus Threat Continues, Experts Tell Nonprofits to Shore Up Reserves, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (March 10, 2020)

Family Philanthropy Trends 2020, Successful Generations podcast (February 26, 2020)

NCFP’s New CEO Nick Tedesco on Creating Community And Finding Solutions, Giving Compass (February 21, 2020)

Get to Know NCFP’s Nick Tedesco, Successful Generations podcast (February 20, 2020)

Billion-Dollar Giving Streak Shows New Sense of Urgency Among 50 Top Donors, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (February 11, 2020)


Good Governance—and Other Not So Secret Recipes for Making Family Foundations Work, Inside Philanthropy (October 31, 2019)

Impact Investing Catching On With Family Foundations, The NonProfit Times (October 24, 2019)

All in the Family: What Does it Take to Engage Next-Gen Heirs in Philanthropy?, Inside Philanthropy (October 23, 2019)

How US Family Foundation Philanthropy Is Evolving, ThinkAdvisor (October 23, 2019)

NCFP Launches Trends 2020 Report, Alliance Magazine (October 19, 2019)

Family Foundations Focusing on Issues, Impact, Diversity, Study Finds, Philanthropy News Digest (October 18, 2019)

NCFP Launches Trends 2020 Report, Independent Sector (October 17, 2019)

Family Foundations Today Want to Make an Impact, Barron’s (October 16, 2019)

Family Foundations Shift Focus Toward Economic Equality, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (October 16, 2019)

New Family Foundations Focus on Public Policy, Impact Investing, Financial Advisor (October 16, 2019)

Trends in Family Philanthropy 2020 Report, Giving Compass (October 16, 2019)

Trends 2020 Study Released (October 16, 2019)

Burroughs Wellcome Fund, National Center for Family Philanthropy Install New Leaders (Transitions), The Chronicle of Philanthropy (September 20, 2019)

National Center for Family Philanthropy Announces New President and CEO (September 17, 2019)

National Center for Family Philanthropy recognizes Alice Buhl’s service as Senior Fellow (September 3, 2019)

Millennial Rising: A Prominent Family Foundation Has its First Fourth-Generation Chair, Inside Philanthropy (June 26, 2019)

Non-family Staff Peer Network Welcomes 3 New Co-chairs (June 3, 2019)

The City’s Newest Billionaire Doesn’t Plan to Die One, Crain’s Chicago Business (April 26, 2019)

The Giving Impulse: One Family’s Story, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (April 2, 2019)

Understanding the Modern Family in Philanthropy, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (February 12, 2019)

All Donors Need More Education—Not Just the Wealthy, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (February 12, 2019)

Family Feud Erupts Over $1 Billion-Plus Grant Maker, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (January 9, 2019)

Exciting Transition News from NCFP President Ginny Esposito (January 8, 2019)


National Center for Family Philanthropy Announces New Board Leadership for 2019 (December 17, 2018)

National Center for Family Philanthropy Announces New Fellows Class of 2020 (October 31, 2018)

National Center Adds New Advancement Leader (April 9, 2018)

This Foundation Has Been Giving General Support for Years. What’s It Learned?, Inside Philanthropy (May 16, 2018)


Woman with local roots will share secrets of philanthropy at two Hampton Roads events, The Virginian-Pilot (November 7, 2017)

The National Center for Family Philanthropy Celebrates 20 Years (September 11, 2017)


National Center for Family Philanthropy names new members to board of directors (May 24, 2016)

NCFP Launches ‘Generations Together’, a new online resource to help families empower the next generation of philanthropists (March 1, 2016)


New NCFP study shows new family foundations giving at faster rate than predecessors (November 12, 2015)

New Family Foundations are Less Focused on Regional Giving, New Study Finds, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (November 2, 2015)

National Center for Family Philanthropy names Katherine Lorenz and Doug Bitonti Stewart Fellows in Family Philanthropy (September 17, 2015)

Trends in Family Philanthropy: Current Research in the Field

This Content Collection features NCFP's Trends 2020 Study and other current research on the field of family philanthropy.

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COVID-19: Response and Recovery Resources for Giving Families

This collection features resources from the field, an interactive map of local funds, upcoming COVID-19 webinars, and more.

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Policy Central: Sample Policies and Practices

NCFP's Policy Central includes sample policies and practices in the areas of governance, grantmaking, family dynamics, engaging the next generation, investments, management, and staffing. New samples are added frequently, and are here when you need them!

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Foundation Archives

This Content Collection features reports and articles of interest to foundations considering whether to establish archives to preserve their records, knowledge, and histories.

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Strategic Philanthropy

This Content Collection features NCFP research, webinars, and additional resources to use as your foundation or family considers its overall strategy and approach to philanthropy.

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Capital Grants

This Content Collection includes several articles and briefing papers from family foundations that have used capital grants as a core part of their strategy, along with sample guidelines for capital grants.

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How to Serve the Redefined Family

This content collection was curated to provide resources and tips for how your philanthropic family can adapt to a redefined family.

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Money and Values

This content collection was curated to share some experience, tips, and tools to better support philanthropic families in their money journeys.

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Funding Resiliency

This Content Collection shares a collection of resources developed by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation on the topic of resiliency. It is designed to help deepen thinking about where, when, and how to invest in capacity building, while also helping funders to explore the dimensions of resiliency and help their grantee organizations prepare for eventual independence from grant funding.

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Family Stories and Interviewing Elders

This Content Collection was curated for you to discover a variety of techniques available for engaging with elders to document a family history that may be shared with generations to come.

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Pride of Place

This Content Collection features NCFP's report providing the first-ever in-depth look examining place-based, multi-generational family giving, along with a variety of other resources and case studies on place-based family philanthropy.

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The Power of Sabbaticals

This Content Collection shares perspectives and tips for families seeking to learn more about the many benefits (some surprising!) of sabbaticals for both nonprofits and grantmakers.

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