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2013-03-28 12:26:28

Foundation Center and Open Society Foundations Launch BMAfunders.org NEW YORK, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation Center and the Open Society Foundations have launched the web portal BMAfunders.org to facilitate engagement, collaboration, and strategic decision making among funders, nonprofits, and policymakers working to promote positive outcomes for black men and boys in America. The site is supported by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, in which the Open...

2013-03-12 12:24:25

Book Explores the Vivid Stories and Fascinating Characters that Helped Shape the Foundation and Modern Philanthropy; Includes Foreword by President Bill Clinton Online Exhibit Tells the Story of the Foundation's First Hundred Years through Primary Documents, Photographs and Film NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its Centennial activities, The Rockefeller Foundation took a bold step today towards sharing its expertise with the world through the release of the...

2012-03-12 07:00:00

Listening to and Learning with Grantees is Linked to Improvements in Practice WASHINGTON, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grantmakers that have strategies in place for listening to and learning with grantees, are more likely to provide the types of support that grantmakers and grantees agree are essential to boosting nonprofit success, according to a new field study of grantmaker practice commissioned by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. Is Grantmaking Getting...

2011-05-19 09:55:00

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (http://www.ncrp.org) released today the spring issue of "Responsive Philanthropy" (http://www.ncrp.org/files/rp-articles/Responsive_Philanthropy_Spring2011.pdf). This issue of the quarterly journal looks at four concrete ways that philanthropy can improve: effectively supporting the disability rights movement, working with unions, increasing transparency and providing multi-year and...

2010-12-21 12:57:00

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The McGregor Foundation - the only foundation in Ohio devoted exclusively to senior care - contributed to strengthening the safety net for Northeast Ohio's most vulnerable seniors by distributing $298,898 to 18 local agencies and institutions during its semi-annual grantmaking cycle. Among the grantees is the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, which received $30,000 for guardianship services to homebound seniors. In addition, McGregor gave...

2010-06-14 10:05:00

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, N.Y., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Grant seeking can be a time-consuming process, yet the payoff can be well worth the effort. To help, The Cloister Library of The Riverside Church (490 Riverside Drive, bet. 120th & 122nd St.) now houses a collection of materials from the Foundation Center in New York City that will prove invaluable to local nonprofit agencies looking for new funding sources. Called a "Cooperating Collection," the library has partnered with the...

2009-03-04 14:36:00

California lawmaker backs new guidelines for U.S. grantmakers WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's largest foundations only gave $1 out of $3 to benefit the economically and socially disadvantaged, according to the Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact, released yesterday by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. The Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best is the first ever set of measurable guidelines...