Funding Exchange is proud to participate in the Philanthropy’s Promise project. Philanthropy’s Promise, run by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), celebrates funders that apply two high impact strategies in their grantmaking: targeting grant dollars to address the needs of underserved communities, and empowering them by funding advocacy, organizing and civic engagement.
A broad cross-section of the country’s grantmakers – big foundations, small foundations, private foundations, family foundations, corporate foundations community foundations and other public grantmaking charities – have signed on to this initiative by submitting public statements affirming their intent to meet the goals described below within the next three years:
* At least 50 percent of their grantmaking explicitly benefits at least one underserved community
* At least 25 percent of their grantmaking explicitly supports nonprofit advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement.
Funding Exchange has publicly stated that all of its national grant making dollars will be used to meet these two goals. FEX grant making has long focused on benefiting marginalized communities, and, as Change, Not Charity, indicates, explicitly supports nonprofit advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement.