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General Purposes

National Center on Philanthropy and the Law

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2009–August 31, 2011
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The National Center on Philanthropy and the Law, an academic center located at New York University School of Law, is the only institution of its kind focused on the single discipline of law and philanthropy. The center’s goals include: increasing the knowledge of students, faculty, practitioners, nonprofit managers, and policymakers nationwide in the area of law and philanthropy; improving the practice of law in this field; and increasing the efficacy of the nonprofit sector. These goals are realized through eight core activities: curriculum development, scholarly research, conferences, library collection, bibliography, fellowships, placement and career counseling, and faculty development. Activities over the grant period will include creating a course on providing legal services to nonprofit organizations, hosting conferences, publications of several articles on legal issues impacting nonprofit organizations, launching an updated Web site, and providing fellowships in nonprofit law for up to six law school graduates.