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General Purposes

National Center for Family Philanthropy

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2016–December 31, 2017
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Founded in 1997, the National Center for Family Philanthropy is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to families who give and those that work with them. The grantee provides research, expertise, and networking opportunities to philanthropic families. Its organizational objectives are to: 1) cultivate leadership and good governance; 2) support and inspire effective practice; and 3) ensure the availability of critical information resources. The grantee’s network extends to more than 12,000 family philanthropists. One recent achievement was the release of a first-ever nationally representative benchmark study, the "Trends in Family Philanthropy Report". The resultant data elevated seven key findings that will be integrated into the grantee’s programmatic offerings over the next two years. These include annual chief executive officer retreats, trustee education events, monthly Webinars, issue briefs, online courses, monthly newsletters, a biannual forum, peer networks, a community foundation initiative, and an online knowledge center.