The State of Multi-Year Funding (Report)



           By Niki Jagpal and Kevin Laskowski
Multi-year funding is essential for nonprofits’  effectiveness, impact and growth. During the last few few years, multi-year funding collapsed across the nonprofit sector, and the outlook is uncertain for this vital way in which grantmakers can increase nonprofit effectiveness and capacity.

As part of its ongoing research into current giving trends, NCRP compared the latest available data on a sample of 906 large grantmakers’ average giving from 2008–2010 to a previous 2004–2006 sample analyzed in NCRP’s Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best.

The findings demonstrate that significantly fewer grant dollars are available as multi-year commitments, and that the number of grantmakers making multi-year grants declined substantially. The analysis found that:
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          from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

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