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New Releases Roundup: May 2022

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Check out the latest resources from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from CECP, Neighborhood Funders Group, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Candid, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Iowa Council of Foundations, Grantmakers In Health, Grantmakers In Aging, and Funders Concerned About AIDS.

Member Resources

Investing in Society 
Developed from CECP’s premier research on, thought leadership for, and strategic engagements with more than 200 of the world’s largest companies, this report brings to light the state of corporate purpose in an evidence-based way and assesses corporate purpose-driven actions around ESG and sustainable business. 

Funders for a Just Economy Strategy
Neighborhood Funders Group
"Philanthropy will need to be more organized than ever in order to bring the resources to bear to support the success of our movement partners," Neighborhood Funders Group notes in its Funders for a Just Economy recap. This recap features several innovative illustrations that showcase NFG's findings. 

Operating Archetypes: Philanthropy’s New Tool for Strategic Clarity
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors 
This tool is a new analytical framework designed to support more thoughtful and effective philanthropy by helping funders better understand and articulate their distinct position in the philanthropy ecosystem.

Philanthropy and COVID-19: Examining Two Years Of Giving
Candid and Center for Disaster Philanthropy 
In the report, Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy examine $1 billion in philanthropic funding for COVID-19-related efforts during 2021 to see how donors responded in the second year of the pandemic. This report seeks to assist donors as they consider how to invigorate their COVID-19 giving strategy to support equitable, holistic community recovery from the pandemic.

In A New Light: Philanthropy-Serving Organizations and Co-Funding Projects
Iowa Council of Foundations
This report looks at eight years of work the ICoF Education Funders Network dedicated to the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The report shares the outcomes of this collaborative funding effort, which engaged nearly half of the ICoF network and also examines more closely just how the work got done.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Aging and Older Adults
Grantmakers In Health and Grantmakers In Aging
Adults over the age of 65 have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, causing communities to struggle with myriad challenges related to the shortcomings of health services and social supports for older adults. To better understand how philanthropy has responded to these challenges over the course of the pandemic, Grantmakers In Health and Grantmakers In Aging launched a joint survey in November 2021 to learn how health and aging funders are addressing COVID-19 related needs among older adult populations and potential long-term impacts on future grantmaking.

Philanthropic Support to Address HIV and AIDS
Funders Concerned About AIDS
This new report—based on calendar year 2020 grantmaking—captures data on more than 5,000 grants, awarded by 323 foundations in 10 countries, in an effort to identify gaps, trends, and opportunities in HIV-related philanthropy. The resource tracking report offers a unique snapshot of the HIV landscape, helping funders to: Align available resources with critical needs; Discover other organizations active in the countries that they fund; Identify new partners and help leverage and strengthen their own work; Build support for a new project or issue in an under-resourced country; and Inform efforts of grantees and partners to increase long-term sustainability or programs.

From Implicit to Explicit: Lessons for Supporting Funders in Advancing Racial Equity in Philanthropy
Iowa Council of Foundations
This report details what ICoF learned and accomplished in their 2021 ICoF Racial Equity Cohort, in which nearly 40 percent of their members participated. It also serves as a guide to support other funders and PSOs in advancing racial equity in philanthropy, lifting up lessons in supporting network adoption and using influence to support funder change.