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Center for Effective Philanthropy

Cambridge, Massachusetts
www.effectivephilanthropy.org

Center for Effective Philanthropy was awarded $605,000 between 2003 and 2017, including 7 grants.

$150,000

2017 • 3 years

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. Founded in 2000, and funded through a mix of earned revenue and foundation grants, the Center conducts research on grantee satisfaction, prepares case studies on various approaches to grantmaking, publishes data about funders and grantees, develops software tools, and holds meetings and conferences devoted to assessment, evaluation, and philanthropic practice. The Center’s work is intended to result in a more efficient, accountable, and effective philanthropic sector. To date, over 300 foundations have used the Center's assessments to gather honest feedback from their stakeholders in an effort to learn how to be more effective. This grant supports the Center's general operations.

$90,000

2014 • 3 years

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.

$90,000

2012 • 3 years

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.

$75,000

2009 • 3 years

To support research on the philanthropic sector (over three years).

$100,000

2006 • 3 years

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

$50,000

2004 • 1 year, 11 months

In support of research activities (over two years).

$50,000

2003 • 1 year

In support of general operations.

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