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More Foundations Allocating Substantial Grants That Benefit The Poor, Women And Other Underserved Communities

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 $115 in community benefit.

"The State of Giving for Underserved Communities" and "The State of Social Justice Philanthropy," written by NCRP research and policy director Niki Jagpal and research and policy associate Kevin Laskowski, are available for free on the NCRP website at www.ncrp.org

About "The Philanthropic Landscape"

" The Philanthropic Landscape" ( http://www.ncrp.org/campaigns-research-policy/the-philanthropic-landscape ) is a new series of fact sheets that analyzes the most recently available data for the latest giving trends. Don't miss these and forthcoming reports from NCRP; sign up to receive Roundup ( http://www.ncrp.org/take-action/signup) in your inbox today!

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy in Washington, D.C., is a national watchdog, research and advocacy organization that promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. Visit www.ncrp.org .

SOURCE National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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