To promote effective philanthropy and strengthen the nonprofit sector through research that informs philanthropic decision-making and public policy to advance public problem solving.
About the Organization:
As part of the University of Southern California's , the center on philanthropy and public policy addresses the complex interactions of the public, private, and philanthropic sectors for innovative governance and place-based solutions in communities worldwide. The center focuses its activities on the nonprofit sector's current roles and future possibilities, helps philanthropic organizations and individuals develop more strategic philanthropy with a particular focus on public problem-solving across sectors, and encourages philanthropic stewardship and public accountability.
In addition to conducting and analysis, the center convenes leaders from the public, private, and philanthropic sectors through a variety of activities, such as its annual . The center also holds with key leaders on emerging issues in the field, based on commissioned papers or research reports.
The center's Web site features information about its programs as well as links to information on for media professionals. In addition, it includes links to for the field such as , , , , , other , and . Information is also available for those considering at USC's graduate school.
The work of the center is funded through grants and contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals.