Grantee Profile

Center for Effective Philanthropy

Grants to Center for Effective Philanthropy

  • $90,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 3 years)


    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) is a non-profit organization that develops data, tools, and services to help foundations measure and improve their performance. CEP has developed a number of widely used assessment tools that give foundations comparative feedback from key groups, including grantees, declined applicants, staff, beneficiaries, and donors. More than 200 foundations, most among the largest in the United States, have used CEP's assessment tools, and many have implemented significant changes on the basis of what they have learned.

  • $75,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)


    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To support research on the philanthropic sector (over three years).

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)


    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of research activities and a 2007 conference in Chicago (over three years).

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)


    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of research activities (over two years).

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)


    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of general operations.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Center for Effective Philanthropy $365,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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