What are the most important trends in family philanthropy? Where is the field headed, where has it been, and what will the new generation of family philanthropy leaders be concerned about when making decisions related to the management, governance, and grantmaking priorities of their organizations? 

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The Case for Funding Black-Led Social Change: Redlining by Another Name – What the Data Says to Move from Rhetoric to Action

Posted on September 21, 2020 by ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities

In late 2015, BSCFN was birthed from a partnership between ABFE and the Hill-Snowdon Foundation. In March of 2017, BSCFN released The Case for Funding Black-Led Social Change—its first case statement. In accordance with its primary goal—to help vitalize and strengthen the infrastructure for Black-led social change by advocating for much greater philanthropic investment—BSCFN has developed several critical research questions… Read More

The Future of Family Philanthropy: Positioning Families for Greatness

Posted on July 23, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco

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Philanthropic families are expanding their impact, knowledge of the field, and becoming increasingly sophisticated in their giving. There is further demand for philanthropic guidance and resources as donors and their families leverage multiple philanthropic vehicles, engage the next generation, and look to increase their payout rates or even spend down. NCFP President and CEO Nick Tedesco has spent the last… Read More

Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens​

Posted on July 21, 2020 by Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity, Lori Villarosa

In recognition of the complexity of these shifts and the evolution of the work, PRE has published Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens: A Practical Guide, to help foundation leaders understand what it means to move from racial equity to racial justice funding strategies, co-written by PRE Senior Fellow Rinku Sen & Executive Director Lori Villarosa. It also addresses how… Read More

Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens

Posted on July 21, 2020 by Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity, GrantCraft

This guide was developed in partnership with the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity. Highlights Three tools for activating a racial equity lens Your Race/Your Role Questions to ask inside your foundation What’s in the Guide? What Is a Racial Equity Lens? For grantmakers and foundation leaders, using a racial equity lens means paying disciplined attention to race and ethnicity while analyzing… Read More

What’s Next for Philanthropy: Focus Groups for CEOs and Leadership with the Monitor Institute of Deloitte

Posted on July 13, 2020

In collaboration with the Monitor Institute, a social impact consultancy and think tank, the National Center for Family Philanthropy would like to invite you to join a virtual focus group to discuss What’s Next for Philanthropy, a research and innovation process that helps both foundations and donors apply cutting edge innovation and user-centered design methodologies to explore the future of… Read More

A Community Conversation on Racial Justice

Posted on June 18, 2020 by Edward M. Jones, Kyumon Murrell, Anthony Simmons

This is a tragic yet powerful moment in history; the recent murders of Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and countless other Black Americans have precipitated a national conversation on racism and oppression that is permeating every corner of the globe, yet many uncertainties exist. We recognize the need for community in these challenging times. Accordingly,… Read More

Moving Towards Social Justice Philanthropy: One Family Foundation’s Journey, Challenges, and Lessons

Posted on June 18, 2020 by Kelly Nowlin

NCFP board member and Fellow Kelly Nowlin spoke on a webinar hosted by Philanthropy Massachusetts and the Social Innovation Forum.   Five generations after being established, the Surdna Foundation has been intentional about honoring founding vision and legacy, while remaining relevant to current needs and issues in society. In 2009, the family trustees took a bold step in naming social justice in… Read More

Catalytic Change: Lessons Learned from the Racial Justice Grantmaking Assessment

Posted on June 11, 2020

The Applied Research Center (ARC) and the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) developed the Racial Justice Grantmaking Assessment following ARC’s 2004 publication of Short Changed: Foundation Giving in Communities of Color. That report documented, as recent reports have confirmed, decreasing grantmaking with clear racial justice impacts, as well as decreasing support for organizations led by people of color. As… Read More

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