And the Impact Award goes to Liberty Hill!

by Anonymous (not verified) on May 15, 2014



The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) announced from Washington D.C. that it has selected 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.”

Liberty Hill President/CEO Shane Murphy Goldsmith and Liberty Hill Board member Latonya Slack will travel to Washington, D.C. for the June 9 awards ceremony.

Here's the text of NCRP'S statement about the awards:

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, The California Endowment, Hill-Snowdon Foundation, and Liberty Hill Foundation Win Award from Philanthropy Watchdog Group

 2014 NCRP Impact Awards recognizes foundations that have shown leadership, innovation and commitment to solving the country’s toughest problems

Washington, D.C. - Today, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) announced the recipients of its 2014 NCRP Impact Awards, which honors foundations that practice smart, high-impact philanthropic strategies that cultivate meaningful change in communities across the country. Each year through the NCRP Impact Awards, NCRP recognizes four foundations of all shapes and sizes that are committed to effective philanthropy that empowers and strengthens communities. The 2014 awardees are:

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Awardee for Corporate Foundation

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation is known for working to advance social and environmental justice and encouraging safe and sustainable food systems. Their grantees played an important role in securing driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in Vermont.

The California Endowment  Awardee for Large Private Foundation

The California Endowment is a top player in expanding access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities. The foundation and its grantees helped secure passage and proper implementation of the Affordable Care Act, ensuring that millions in California and around the nation have health insurance.

Hill-Snowdon Foundation Awardee for Mid-Sized Private Foundation

Hill-Snowdon Foundation is committed to its vision of a fair and just society where low-income families and communities can thrive. The foundation’s grantees played a key role in securing an increase in the minimum wage for D.C. and Maryland.

Liberty Hill Foundation Awardee for Community Foundation

Over the years, Liberty Hill has demonstrated a strong commitment to economic and environmental justice, and LGBTQ equality. Its grantees played an important role in securing passage of legislation that protects the rights of domestic workers in California.

“This years’ 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.”

WHAT:  2014 NCRP Impact Awards: Smart Philanthropy. Empowered Communities. Real Results, honoring Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, The California Endowment, Hill-Snowdon Foundation and Liberty Hill Foundation

WHO:  Philanthropists, foundation and nonprofit leaders, with: Aaron Dorfman, Executive Director, NCRP; Rebecca Golden, Director of Programs, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation; Shane Murphy Goldsmith, President & CEO, Liberty Hill Foundation;Robert K. Ross, MD, President & CEO, The California Endowment; Sherece West-Scantlebury, President & CEO, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation; and Chair of NCRP Board of Directors Nat Chioke Williams, Hill-Snowdon Foundation.

WHERE: Washington Hilton, Jefferson Room, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

WHEN: June 9, 2014 6 pm – 8 pm EDT. During the Council on Foundations Annual Conference.

About NCRP: Since 1976, the NCRP has served as the voice of nonprofits and the communities they serve in philanthropy. Through research and advocacy, NCRP works to ensure that philanthropy contributes in meaningful ways to the creation of a fair, just and equitable world. Visit for more information.