Grantee Profile

Center for Effective Philanthropy

Grants to Center for Effective Philanthropy

  • $90,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    None

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Center for Effective Philanthropy (the Center) is a non-profit organization that develops data, tools, and services to help foundations measure and improve their performance. The Center conducts research on grantee satisfaction, prepares case studies on strategic approaches to grantmaking, publishes data about funders and grantees, develops software tools, and holds meetings and conferences devoted to assessment and evaluation. The Center's primary audience consists of approximately 950 foundations, each conducting at least $5 million in annual giving. Forthcoming research will focus on operational benchmarking of foundations, identifying the qualities of high performing program officers, responsibly exiting programs and areas of work, and program evaluation. The Center's work is intended to result in a more efficient, accountable, and effective philanthropic sector.

  • $90,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    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)

    None

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

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    None

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

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    None

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

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of general operations.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Center for Effective Philanthropy $455,000 between 2002 and 2015.

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