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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

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
Friends Focus

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

Posted on July 7, 2020

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their work. This month features updates from the Conant Family Foundation, Crown Family Philanthropies, Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation, Roy and Patricia Disney Foundation, Hill-Snowdon Foundation, JF Maddox Foundation, Self Family Foundation, Sobrato Family Foundation, Turner Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, and Zarrow Family Foundations. Are… Read More
Voices from the Field

#TrustCreatesImpact—Now More Than Ever  

Posted on July 1, 2020 by Julia Oestreich

In the US, groups like the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project and The Whitman Institute have worked to shift the culture of philanthropy to focus on sharing power, working collaboratively, and building trust-based, equitable relationships. As the sector and the world have grappled with COVID-19 in recent months, it’s clear that the work these groups have elevated is becoming both increasingly critical… Read More
Voices from the Field

Collaboration in a Time of Crisis

Posted on June 24, 2020 by Mary O’Reilly

stack of hands, teamwork
COVID-19 represents a war on two fronts—a public health crisis that has already killed over 400,000 people, and an economic one that has threatened the livelihoods of millions. Because the challenge is so massive, and the needs so great, collaborative philanthropy has been key to coordinating effective responses and allocating funds to reach the greatest number of people in need… Read More
Voices from the Field

How Family Funders Can Keep Equity Front and Center During and Following National Crises

Posted on June 23, 2020 by Danielle M. Allen

Photo credit: Clay Banks on Unsplash In late March, one of the family foundations I advise reached out to their grantees to check in and see how the organizations and their leaders were navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. They learned that some of their grantees were looking to support the urgent food, housing, and mental health needs of the families they… Read More

We Stand With ABFE

Posted on June 17, 2020

Dear Community Members: The National Center for Family Philanthropy joins with other national philanthropy serving organizations to stand in solidarity with ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities in their call for philanthropy to take action on anti-Black racism. ABFE is the oldest affinity group in the country, borne out of a moment of both conflict and action, when Black… Read More