USC Price School of Public Policy

The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy

Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy

Philanthropy is occurring at a greater scale, faster pace, and in more complex forms than ever before in California and the West, creating a dynamic backdrop and context for The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy.

Established in 2000 with major grants from leading California foundations, The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy promotes effective philanthropy and advances public problem solving. Through research projects, roundtables, forums, and seminars, the Center creates evidence-based research, stimulates public dialogue, and fosters a greater understanding of philanthropy’s relationships across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. CPPP’s goals are:

  • to increase understanding of philanthropy’s role in society
  • to help philanthropic organizations and individuals be more effective
  • to encourage partnerships among philanthropic organizations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and business to address public problems
  • to examine how philanthropy and public policy can influence and strengthen each other.

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