Study on Achieving Results by Funding Policy & Community Engagement
Advocacy by 110 nonprofit organizations over a five-year period has brought more than $26.6 billion in benefits to low-wage workers, communities of color, rural residents and other marginalized groups.
That's one finding in NCRP's new study, Leveraging Limited Dollars: How Grantmakers Achieve Tangible Benefits by Funding Policy and Community Engagement.
Our research found that every dollar grantmakers and other donors invested in policy and civic engagement provided a return of $115 in benefit.
In the report, you'll discover how investing in advocacy and civic engagement:
- Helps foundations leverage their grant dollars for significant benefit to communities across the nation
- Enables nonprofits and grantmakers to address complex social and economic challenges effectively
- Results in substantial benefits for and improves the lives of the under-served
To further showcase the effectiveness of such work, NCRP created the GCIP Impacts Directory. The directory is a compilation of data from the seven Grantmaking for Community Impact Project (GCIP) reports, and includes monetized and non-monetized impacts that were achieved by 110 organizations in 13 states over a five-year period.
I hope you’ll check out the report and the directory of impacts. Here are some quick links:
Thank you for your continued support of our efforts to make our philanthropic sector more effective and responsive to the needs of our communities.
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy