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General Purposes

Independent Sector

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2023–December 31, 2024
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant provides general purpose support to Independent Sector, a national membership organization which brings together a diverse community of changemakers at nonprofits, foundations and corporate giving programs working to strengthen civil society and ensure all people in the United States thrive. In the past two years, the grantee has: 1) released its second annual “Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector” report; 2) engaged more than 3,000 people through Upswell Pop-Ups, Upswell Exchanges and the 2021 Upswell Summit; and 3) proposed and advocated for the “Seat at the Table” initiative. Over the next two years, the grantee will focus on sector health, community building and public policy. Founded in 1980, Independent Sector currently has 453 organizational members and advances its mission by fostering a sense of belonging, catalyzing action and providing policy leadership across the full breadth of the charitable sector.