FFL, three other organizations honored with the 2017 NCRP Impact Awards
"Foundation for Louisiana is humbled and excited to receive the first-of-its-kind 'Mover and Shaker' Award for Bold Peer Organizing,” said Flozell Daniels, Jr., FFL's president and CEO. "This work is powered by our incredible grantee partners, talented staff and board, our public sector partners and, most important, the wisdom of community in the pursuit of greater equity outcomes. Considering the task at hand, this is just the beginning."
Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) is being recognized with three other organizations by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy on Tuesday (Aug. 29). FLL joined Groundswell Fund, Meyer Memorial Trust and Solutions Project as recipients of the 2017 NCRP Impact Awards, as groups and activists from across the country that have ramped up their fight against injustice, inequities and hate in our communities.
“These grantmakers are an inspiration in their commitment to securing a just, equitable and sustainable future for our communities, especially those who have been marginalized,” said Aaron Dorfman, president and CEO of NCRP. “I encourage other funders to look at the impact the awardees are having on the communities and issues they care about, and imagine what they, too, can accomplish through their own bold giving.”
In its fifth year, the NCRP Impact Awards honors the “best of the best” grantmakers that practice high-impact philanthropy by seeking to solve our country’s toughest problems, committing to diversity and inclusion, and empowering and strengthening marginalized communities.
FFL was recognized for playing a key leadership role in the removal of Confederate monuments in Louisiana between May and June of this year. It was also the only grantmaker in the Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force, which was able to pass historic state legislation to slash the prison population and reinvest $154 million into programs to reduce crime and recidivism.
“Foundation for Louisiana is humbled and excited to receive the first-of-its-kind ‘Mover and Shaker’ Award for Bold Peer Organizing,” said Flozell Daniels, Jr., FFL’s president and CEO. “This work is powered by our incredible grantee partners, talented staff and board, our public sector partners and, most important, the wisdom of community in the pursuit of greater equity outcomes. Considering the task at hand, this is just the beginning.”
The honorees will be celebrated with a reception Sept. 18 in New Orleans.
The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy amplifies the voice of nonprofits and the communities they serve in the philanthropic sector. Through research and advocacy, it works to ensure that grantmakers and donors contribute to the creation of a fair, just and equitable world. Since 2013, NCRP has awarded 19 Impact Awards to grantmakers in recognition of support, leadership and partnership with grassroots organizations and community leaders around LTGBTQ rights, minimum wage, environmental justice, health equity and other critical issues. A full list of past NCRP Impact Awardees are available on www.ncrp.org.