Nonprofit Sector Research Fund

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Nonprofit Sector Research Fund (now known as their Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation)

Based at the Aspen Institute the "Nonprofit Sector Research Fund (NSRF) was established in 1991 to increase under- standing of the nonprofit sector and philanthropy. Since its founding, the Fund has awarded a total of $10 million to support over 400 research projects on a broad range of nonprofit topics. NSRF is currently focusing its work in three broad areas: public pol- icy affecting nonprofits, social entrepreneurship, and foundation policy and practice. In each area, NSRF will identify priority research topics, support research and dialogue on these topics, communicate research findings to appropriate audiences, and work with other organizations to facilitate the use of new technology to improve relevant practices and policies.

"The Fund's programs are supported by the Ford Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Northwest Area Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Skoll Foundation, and Surdna Foundation." [1]

Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation

Accessed September 2009: [2]

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  1. 2004 Report, nonprofitresearch, accessed September 28, 2009.
  2. Staff, Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, accessed September 28, 2009.