Honest Feedback to Improve Philanthropy

Welcome to Philamplify – where expert assessments and community feedback meet to maximize the impact of grantmaker giving. Together we’re creating a comprehensive picture of philanthropic practices that work and areas where we can all improve.

Honest Feedback to Improve Philanthropy

Welcome to Philamplify – where expert assessments and community feedback meet to maximize the impact of grantmaker giving. Together we’re creating a comprehensive picture of philanthropic practices that work and areas where we can all improve.

“I am eager to see grantmakers, nonprofits and members of our communities come together to provide critical feedback that will make philanthropic resources more effective at solving the world’s toughest problems. ”-- Ruth Messinger, President, American Jewish World ServiceShare Your Stories

Latest Foundation Assessments

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The Knight Foundation has an admirable commitment to risk and innovation. Can the foundation look beyond #ShinyBrightObjects and do more to promote equity?

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The Kresge Foundation

Although Kresge exceeds most of NCRP’s criteria for effective social justice philanthropy by working with low-income communities to address systemic urban issues, the foundation needs to explicitly integrate a racial equity lens throughout its work.

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Hess Foundation

Hess Foundation grantees love that it provides unrestricted support with minimal reporting requirements. But the foundation’s lack of transparency and communication with grantees limits its impact on the communities it serves.

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Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation's market-oriented approach has led to some successes and some disappointing outcomes.

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The California Endowment Assessment

The California Endowment is a national leader in bringing health equity to the Golden State. While the Endowment is already doing a lot of things right, it could have an even greater impact.

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Daniels Fund Assessment

The Daniels Fund is one of Colorado's most important grantmakers. In examining the foundation, we ask: Is donor intent compatible with strategic, social justice philanthropy? The issues are complex but the answer is yes.

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William Penn Foundation Assessment

While William Penn is highly lauded for its work on pre-K, the environment and the arts, it has encountered bumps in the road during changes in leadership and strategic direction.

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Woodruff Foundation Assessment

The Woodruff Foundation is doing even more than it appears at first glance to help marginalized communities. But it could achieve even greater impact by convening nonprofits to tackle pressing issues and bringing more diverse voices into its decision-making process.

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Lumina Foundation Assessment

Lumina has been successful in calling attention to the problem of low college attainment rates, especially for marginalized students. However, experts and community members share ideas on what Lumina can improve upon to achieve its ambitious goals.

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Viggo Ripoff-Bychkov

2/5/16 at 4:27pm

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NCRP

2/5/16 at 4:23pm

What do #development professionals think of #Philamplify? https://t.co/fWl9dC2qzu #philanthropy #foundation https://t.co/2FTz9HxqtF

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Viggo Ripoff-Bychkov

2/5/16 at 4:12pm

RT NCRP: What do #development professionals think of #Philamplify? https://t.co/iBgXc0Yaqf #philanthropy #foundat… https://t.co/mxZZ3VQBDQ

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shelagh gastrow

2/3/16 at 12:54pm

RT @NCRP: 60% of respondents to our #Philamplify poll say #foundation supporters have cumbersome grant reporting requirements https://t.co/…

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Kristen Golden

2/5/16 at 12:41pm

Philamplify’s foundation assessments are an exceptional resource for development professionals--offering unprecedented access, thoughtful analysis, and explicit feedback--invaluable for evaluating prospective funders.

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Guest

12/10/15 at 11:03am

They are at a critical period so it would either make sense to do it now while the foundation is shifting, if you want to influence them, or you could wait until the dust has settled, but if you do, it may be awhile before they make anymore changes.

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itok

12/5/15 at 10:21am

I apologize in advance to the arrival of this message, I want to ask how to get individual donations. thank you

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NCRP

10/28/15 at 12:19pm

Thank you, Katie, for reading our report.

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

2/7/16 at 6:36pm

Can you stop #MassIncarceration with your investments? http://bit.ly/23yLSOX

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

2/6/16 at 4:26pm

Learn how the Knight Foundation is supporting #police accountability http://bit.ly/1Sy3Gqd #socialjustice

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

2/5/16 at 8:06pm

What do #development professionals think of #Philamplify? http://bit.ly/1XEIsXa #philanthropy #foundation

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

2/5/16 at 5:22pm

#Familyfoundations seem to underfund #nonprofit #advocacy #communityorganizing http://bit.ly/1LoEr0m - Why?

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

2/4/16 at 10:46am

On ‪#‎Philanthropy‬ and Police Accountability: Knight Foundation Lifts Up ‪#‎Chicago‬ Police Data Project...

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

2/2/16 at 10:36am

Good Intentions Aren’t Enough for #RuralJustice http://bit.ly/20E6xib

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

2/1/16 at 10:30am

Who Should Pay for the #Arts in America? http://theatln.tc/1nI8QmG NCRP's 2011 Arts report is cited:...

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

1/29/16 at 12:27pm

New blog post: Investing to Stop Mass Incarceration http://bit.ly/1nCMvH1

How Philamplify Works

About Philamplify. Philamplify fosters an environment of transparency and honest feedback among foundations and nonprofits.

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