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Welcome to NNCG's Knowledge Center -- a searchable, online database of resources for and about grantmaking, produced by highly qualified and experienced philanthropy consultants. NNCG's Knowledge Center contains a wealth of reports, case studies, infographics, issue briefs, videos and more that offer ideas, research and helpful information about almost every aspect of philanthropy. Each item was authored or published by an NNCG member. NNCG constructed the Knowledge Center in partnership with Candid -- one of the most respected and trusted sources of information in the philanthropic field.
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Quantifying Hope: Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys

April 14, 2015

This 2015 research brief analyzes U.S. philanthropic funding trends for Black men and boys and describes recent initiatives and investments supporting Black males. A follow-up to the analysis in Where Do We Go From Here? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys, the brief identifies quantifiable shifts in giving patterns, offers a glimpse at outcomes and impacts of various programs and initiatives, and makes recommendations for future investments.

Latino Leadership: Foundation Boards

January 1, 2015

Latino Leadership: Foundation Boards supports Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) in its efforts to build the pipeline for greater Latino leadership on foundation boards. The report presents data on foundation staff and board diversity and lifts up the perspectives of Latino leaders themselves, based on interviews with 15 current and former board members. The analysis synthesizes interviewees' experiences, highlighting the contributions Latinos bring to the boardroom, the challenges they face, and recommendations for moving forward.

Building a Beloved Community: Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement

May 13, 2014

Building on the groundbreaking report Where Do We Go From Here? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys, this companion piece explores the diverse, multidisciplinary, and cross-sector work to advance black male achievement. Based on interviews with 50 philanthropic, nonprofit, government, academic, and business leaders, the report also offers recommendations for what it will take to strengthen the field moving forward.

Creating New Leaders of Color for the Social Sector

July 15, 2013

This case study profiles the Annie E. Casey Foundation's support of efforts to create a broader pipeline of up-and-coming leaders of color for the social sector, in cooperation with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) and New York University's Wagner School of Public Service and Stern School of Business. The document explores how MLT expanded its successful corporate leadership development model and combined it with the graduate schools' joint MBA/MPA dual-degree program to create new opportunities for leaders of color.

Where Do We Go From Here? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys

October 1, 2012

Drawing on eight years of grants data and twenty years of history, this report describes important trends in foundation funding for black men and boys. It also describes innovative philanthropic efforts in the field. While disparities faced by black males remain staggering, new partnerships and initiatives based on an assets-based approach and institutional supports may be on the cusp of turning the tide.

Equality in Health Highlights: Addressing Health Disparities Through Organizational Change

August 23, 2012

This publication briefly highlights results of the evaluation of The Colorado Trust's Equality in Health initiative. The initiative sought to decrease health disparities in Colorado by increasing cultural competency of health care organizations serving racial and ethnic minorities. Community Science, a social research and evaluation firm, conducted the evaluation.

Generating Change: Developing Leaders for a National Movement

April 26, 2012

Describes how the Pipeline Project, with support from the Gill Foundation, created a customized, yearlong professional development experience to help increase the number of leaders of color in the LGBT movement.

Foundation Funding for Hispanics/Latinos in the United States and for Latin America

December 13, 2011

Examines 1999-2009 trends in grantmaking targeting Latinos in the United States and Latin America by funder, issue area, recipient type, type of support, and geographic focus; as a percentage of overall funding; and in relation to the Latino population.

Aportes Filantrópicos de Fundaciones Destinados a Hispanos & Latinos

December 13, 2011

Este informe, publicado por primera vez en diciembre de 2011, fue actualizado en febrero de 2012 a fin de formular ciertas precisiones respecto de los resultados. En este estudio, Aportes filantrópicos de fundaciones destinados a hispanos/latinos en los Estados Unidos y a América Latina, el Foundation Center afirma que: "En la última década, el total de las contribuciones efectuadas por fundaciones de los Estados Unidos en beneficio de los latinos se ha mantenido estable, y comprende alrededor del uno por ciento del total de los aportes de fundaciones".

Grantmaking to Communities of Color in Oregon

January 18, 2011

This report, prepared by the Foundation Center at the request of Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, examines the extent to which domestically focused grantmaking by Oregon foundations in 2008 reached Oregon's communities of color, and situates this in the context of the state's changing demographics.

The Journey Continues: Ensuring a Cross-Culturally Competent Evaluation

December 31, 2009

Follows up the 2007 report The Importance of Culture in Evaluation with scenarios of how cross-cultural issues emerge and expert commentary on how to address them. Highlights evaluators' roles in promoting social equity and other considerations.

Diversity in Action: Strategies With Impact

July 29, 2009

Compiles essays by foundation executives and trustees on the impact of diversity and inclusiveness efforts, strategies, and lessons learned. Offers perspectives on community outreach and leadership training, board development, staffing, and grantmaking.

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