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Independent Sector

Washington, D.C.
www.independentsector.org

Independent Sector was awarded $3,451,100 between 1984 and 2017, including 20 grants.

$300,000

2017 • 3 years

Independent Sector is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization of approximately 500 nonprofit organizations, foundations, and other donors. Established in 1980 to strengthen and support the nonprofit community, Independent Sector has been funded by the MacArthur Foundation since 1984.

Independent Sector monitors legislative initiatives potentially affecting donors and non-profits, represents the sector to the media, government, business and international voluntary communities, organizes events that provide opportunities for funders and grantees to meet and work together, conducts research on giving and volunteering, educates the public about the sector, and supports more effective philanthropic and non-profit management.

This grant provides general operating support; the primary expected outcomes are effective representation of the non-profit sector generally in policy discussions in Washington, an expanded set of policy activities, membership growth and greater attendance at the annual conference, closer integration with locally-based organizations, and useful guidance and support to non-profit organizations and managers.

$325,000

2014 • 3 years

Independent Sector is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization of foundations, corporate giving programs, and nonprofit organizations. Established in 1980 to strengthen and support the nonprofit community, Independent Sector has been funded by the MacArthur Foundation since 1984. Independent Sector monitors legislative initiatives potentially affecting donors and non-profits, represents the sector to the media, government, business and international voluntary communities, organizes events that provide opportunities for funders and grantees to meet and work together, conducts research on giving and volunteering, educates the public about the sector, and supports more effective philanthropic and non-profit management. This grant provides general operating support; the primary expected outcomes are effective representation of the non-profit sector in policy discussions in Washington, and useful guidance and support to non-profit organizations and managers.

$375,000

2012 • 3 years

Independent Sector is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization of foundations, corporate giving programs, and nonprofit organizations established in 1980 to lead, strengthen and mobilize the nonprofit community. This three-year grant will provide support for Independent Sector’s general operations. With its full-time staff of 42, Independent Sector carries out programs and activities nationwide designed to encourage philanthropy, volunteering, nonprofit initiatives, and citizen action.

$100,000

2011 • 1 year

In support of the annual conference.

$450,000

2009 • 3 years

In support of general operations (over three years).

$100,000

2008 • 2 years, 10 months

To advance good governance and ethical practices within the nonprofit sector (over two years).

$50,000

2006 • 2 years

In support of a new international program (over two years).

$500,000

2005 • 3 years

In support of general operations (over three years).

$50,000

2004 • 11 months

In support of the 2004 Annual Conference in Chicago.

$100,000

2004 • 1 year

In support of the costs of convening the National Panel on the Nonprofit Sector.

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