Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy at the University of Southern California

Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy at the University of Southern California
Founded: 2000

Mission:
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.

Current Programs:
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.

Web Site:
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.

Funding:
The work of the center is funded through grants and contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Contact: James M. Ferris, Director
Phone: (213) 740-9492
Fax: (213) 740-0001
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