National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

For more than 30 years, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has served as the country’s independent watchdog of foundations. Over time, institutional grantmakers, federal and state governments, and individuals have taken our recommendations and turned them into policy, such as our promotion of comprehensive financial reporting for foundations as well as the inclusion of advocacy organizations in the Combined Federal Campaign—now both widely accepted as "good practice." One of NCRP's early accomplishments also involved tackling United Way's monopoly on workplace fundraising. It played a critical role in the development of alternative workplace giving funds, such as Community Shares, Earth Shares and Community Coalition Funds. Our Mission: NCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. NCRP offers several core services in support of this mission, including NCRP's quarterly newsletter, Responsive Philanthropy. Responsive Philanthropy articles are posted for free download approximately one quarter after the initial release. Please consider joining NCRP as a member or purchasing a one-year subscription to receive the most recent issue of Responsive Philanthropy. Additional information...