The three foundations that awarded the highest percentage of their giving to benefit underserved communities were The Weberg Trust, A Glimmer of Hope Foundation and The Melville Charitable Trust.
The largest social justice funders by amount were the Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
The Rosenberg Foundation, A Glimmer of Hope Foundation and The Melville Charitable Trust were the three largest foundations that the highest percent of grant dollars as social justice funding.
NCRP also notes that social justice philanthropy gives grantmakers maximum impact and leverage. Recent studies show that for every dollar invested in policy and civic engagement, there is a return of
in community benefit.
"The State of Giving for Underserved Communities" and "The State of Social Justice Philanthropy," written by NCRP research and policy director
and research and policy associate
, are available for free on the NCRP website at
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