Thirty-Two Foundations Join 'Philanthropy's Promise'

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has announced that an additional thirty-two foundations have signed on to the Philanthropy's Promise campaign, an NCRP-led effort to prioritize underserved communities and generate new support for solutions to social problems.

To date, nearly one hundred grantmakers representing almost $3 billion in annual giving, including private, family, corporate, and community foundations, have joined the Promise. New signatories include the Oakland-based East Bay Community Foundation; the San Francisco Foundation; Grassroots International in Boston; the Elton John AIDS Foundation; the New York City-based Robert Sterling Clark Foundation; and the Calvert Foundation in Bethesda, Maryland.

"We hope that the foundations of Philanthropy's Promise inspire others to think about how their philanthropic dollars can truly make a difference in people's lives and our communities," said NCRP executive director Aaron Dorfman. "At this time of great need, it's not enough to give. We have to give smartly. We are delighted and grateful to have these thirty-two organizations on board."

For a complete list of organizations that have joined Philanthropy's Promise, visit the NCRP Web site.

"32 U.S. Foundations Join Campaign to Prioritize Underserved Communities." National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy Press Release 09/19/2011.