Nonprofit Sector Research Fund

Posted on August 4, 2006

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Nonprofit Sector Research Fund Offers Support for Research on New Philanthropic Practices and the Changing Environment for Philanthropy

Deadline: August 31, 2006 (Letters of Interest)

The Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector Research Fund (<a href="http://www.nonprofitresearch.org/">http://www.nonprofitresearch.org/</a>) is currently inviting Letters of Interest for research projects that seek to improve understanding of new philanthropic vehicles and of important changes in the field of philanthropy, including the growth in the number of small family foundations. Studies of the impact of technology and of changing demographics on philanthropy will also be supported.

The goal of this grantmaking program is to develop new knowledge that informs efforts to create more strategic philanthropy in response to social and technological changes.

NSRF is seeking Letters of Interest in research projects that address the following or related critical topics, which are described in greater detail in the guidelines: Donor-Advised Funds and Other New Philanthropic Vehicles; Promising Practices and New Technologies; Family Foundations; and the Changing Demographics and Geography of Wealth and Philanthropy.

NSRF currently has up to approximately $325,000 to allocate to this work. Grants generally range from $10,000 to $125,000 each, and proposals are invited at all funding levels.

The fund seeks applications from researchers with a wide range of viewpoints and encourages applications from research teams that bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds (e.g., researchers and practitioners, researchers from different disciplines). Grants will be awarded to institutions and individuals. Proposals from university-based researchers, independent scholars, nonprofit practitioners, and other researchers are welcome. The fund is primarily interested in supporting research on new philanthropic practices developing in the U.S., though the philanthropy may be distributed internationally.

The RFP and application are available at the NSRF Web site.

RFP Link: <a href="http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10003735/nonprofitresearch">http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10003735/nonprofitresearch</a>

For additional RFPs in Philanthropy and Voluntarism, visit: <a href="http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_philanthropy.jhtml">http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_philanthropy.jhtml</a>


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