NCRP To Honor Outstanding Grantmakers

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) is accepting nominations for its 2014 annual NCRP Impact Awards, which honor the most innovative grantmakers in the country.

Now in its second year, the Washington, D.C.-based NCRP’s Impact Awards honor grantmakers in the following four categories: Large private foundation (annual giving of $25 million or more), small/mid-sized private foundation (annual giving less than $25 million), corporate foundation (any size), and grantmaking public charities (any size).

“There is a continuing need for effective, smart grantmaking in our communities,” said Aaron Dorfman, executive director of NCRP. “Through the NCRP Impact Awards, we recognize those foundations that are already leveraging their dollars in ways that had tremendous positive impact in the past year, are leading by example and helping create stronger philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.”

Nominations will be accepted until March 1 and the final awards will be presented during a reception coinciding with the Council on Foundations’ annual conference on June 9 in Washington, D.C.

Nominees should be organizations that are maximizing the effectiveness of their philanthropy by attacking the root cause of social problems, empowering underserved communities, and helping improve the charitable sector as a whole through public leadership.

Awardees of last year’s 2013 Impact Awards included the California Community Foundation, Levi Strauss Foundation, NoVo Foundation and Woods Fund of Chicago.

Further information on the 2014 NCRP Impact Awards can be found at http://www.ncrp.org/impact-awards