Meet the Inspiring 2013 NCRP Impact Awardees

posted on: March 26, 2013

Philanthropy can be mediocre. Or it can be inspirational and innovative. Philanthropy can be ordinary. Or it can be smart and transformative. Philanthropy can be just good PR. Or it can empower communities and produce real results.

Four Awardees that Inspire


Today, I am pleased to announce the four winners of the inaugural 2013 NCRP Impact Awards. These awardees have inspired me and so many of you in their effectiveness, courage and leadership in helping solve the tough problems our world faces. They prioritize and empower the vulnerable, supporting policy and community engagement to come up with long-term solutions. And they work in true partnership with grantees to help build strong nonprofit organizations.

The 2013 NCRP Impact Awards winners are:

Thank you very much to all who sent nominations! We received hundreds, and the decision was not easy. You nominated many other foundations that embody excellence in our field.

About the 2013 NCRP Impact Awards
Now, more than ever, we need smart, high-impact philanthropy that engages those directly affected by the world’s pressing problems to come up with lasting solutions. We need the kind of philanthropy that produces real results that benefit all of us, not just a few. We need the kind of grantmaker that uses its power and status to help nonprofits be effective agents of hope and change for many in our communities.

These awardees serve as great examples to others in philanthropy aspiring to maximize the effectiveness of their grantmaking.

Awards Reception

Will you be in Chicago on April 8? Then please join me for a reception celebrating these outstanding foundations. RSVP today!

Congratulations to NoVo Foundation, Woods Fund of Chicago, California Community Foundation and Levi Strauss Foundation!

I hope to see you in Chicago!

Aaron Dorfman is executive director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP).