National Center for Family Philanthropy

Contributions

Featured Article

Tips and Tools for Working from Home

Posted on April 16, 2020 by Katie Scott

work from home
NCFP is thinking of all of you at this difficult time. We hope you and your family are well. Like many of you, NCFP has closed its offices and staff has now settled into a routine of working and communicating remotely. For most of us, this is a new adjustment; however, this is not my first stint as a remote… Read More
From the President's Desk

A Clarion Call for Family Philanthropy

Posted on April 13, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco

hand holding megaphone vector image
Dear Community Members, This past weekend marked a period of deep reflection for many around the world—the beginning of Passover, celebration of Easter, and preparation for Ramadan. It also marked one month since the World Health Organization named COVID-19 a global pandemic and our lives changed unhesitatingly. One month since the world began to close its borders; one month since… Read More
Friends Focus

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

Posted on April 5, 2020

Cherry blossom tree
Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from the Bainum Family Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Heising-Simons Foundation, The Libra Foundation, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, Self Family Foundation, and Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. Are you a current Friend or Leadership Circle member… Read More
From the President's Desk

NCFP Signs Joint Statement Promoting Greater Payout

Posted on April 2, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco

Dear Community Members, It has been said many times and will continue to be said: this is a challenging time. Communities are in crisis, nonprofits are at risk, and markets are struggling. But, philanthropy was built for moments like these—ones that require a nimble response and compassionate heart. Accordingly, many donors are embracing this opportunity to mobilize resources to address… Read More
Featured Article

Rapid Response Funding Partnerships in the Fight Against SARS-CoV-2

Posted on March 31, 2020 by Will Fitzpatrick

DNA strands
As the coronavirus pandemic intensifies, philanthropists are struggling to respond. Nearly the entire world suddenly has the same urgent needs: more and better diagnostic testing, personal protective and respiratory equipment, food supply support, and small business support, to name a critical few. At the same time, we are beginning to see huge systemic flaws in our national and global healthcare system… Read More
Voices from the Field

How to Best Support Nonprofits through Uncertainty

Posted on March 27, 2020 by Hannah Martin, Center for Effective Philanthropy

How can funders help and support those who are working most directly with and for the populations we care most about? Read “Supporting Our Unsung Heroes in a Moment of Crisis” a series by CEP President Phil Buchanan for timely perspectives and advice. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is complicating an already complex funding landscape for nonprofits. While the need for… Read More
Ask the Center

Ask the Center: Loosening Restrictions on Grants During COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on March 25, 2020 by Andras Kosaras

writing on paper
Our board is interested in converting selected restricted grants into unrestricted grants. We would also like to change the scope of work and goals for certain restricted grants in order to be more accommodating to partners that are seeking to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The easiest way to amend grant agreements is by sending a letter style amendment. You… Read More
Voices from the Field

Successful Generational Transitions: Building Trust and Flexibility into Your Work with Families

Posted on March 3, 2020 by Jen Crino, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, The Seattle Foundation

Young girl and father drawing outdoors
Generational transitions are a natural part of family philanthropy—trusting the next generation to honor established values and traditions while asserting their own leadership. Many families seek guidance from philanthropic advisors to find the right balance of implementing changes and maintaining the status quo. In the webinar Successful Generational Transitions, staff members from the Seattle Foundation and the Community Foundation for… Read More

Get Involved

Search Knowledge Center for Resources!

We’re here to help you on your philanthropic journey. Contact NCFP for support!

Get Assistance

Keep up with trends in family philanthropy. Subscribe to our newsletter!

Signup

Family philanthropy improves the quality of life for all. Join our family!

Join Now