The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) announced from Washington D.C. that it has selected L.A.’s Liberty Hill Foundation to receive its 2014 Impact Award in the community foundation category. Liberty Hill is proud to be recognized and to keep company with the other 2014 awardees: Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, The California Endowment and Hill-Snowdon Foundation.
The Impact Awards were created by NCRP, a philanthropy watchdog group, “to honor foundations of all sizes that practice smart, high-impact philanthropic strategies” and to promote philanthropy “that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness.”
“This year’s 2014 NCRP Impact Awardees are a class above other foundations in the country,” said NCRP Executive Director Aaron Dorfman. “Their boldness, commitment to addressing the needs of the underserved and dedication to strategies that change lives for the better is an inspiration to all who seek to be changemakers in their communities.”
Liberty Hill President/CEO Shane Murphy Goldsmith and Liberty Hill Board of Directors member Latonya Slack will travel to Washington D.C. for the June 9 awards ceremony.
“On behalf of Liberty Hill’s dedicated community of donor-activists, community organizers and allies, I am so happy to thank the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy for this honor,” said Shane Murphy Goldsmith.
“In 1976, when Liberty Hill was founded, it was a daring new foundation that provided “seed” funding to young grassroots groups addressing “new” issues like disability rights, gay and lesbian equality, the need for a living wage, and workplace exposure to toxic chemicals. Today we are proud to say that our approach of supporting community organizers through grants, leadership training and policy-change campaigns has become a national model.”
For a list of Los Angeles grassroots organizations currently supported by Liberty Hill through its Fund for Change, please go to: http://www.libertyhill.org/program/grantmaking/program-grantmaking-2013-grants.
To read Aaron Dorfman’s blog about the awards, go to: http://blog.ncrp.org/2014/05/announcing-the-winners-of-the-2nd-annual-ncrp-impact-awards.html