Institute for Nonprofit Practice Receives Largest Grant to Date

A three-year grant from the Barr Foundation will support the Institute’s leadership development programs and growth

March 21, 2017

Needham, Mass.: This week, the Institute for Nonprofit Practice was awarded its single largest grant to date since its founding in 2007. The three-year grant from the Barr Foundation totals $600,000 and will support the growth of the Institute’s nonprofit leadership development programs in metro Boston and beyond.

The Institute, which runs year-long certificate programs in affiliation with the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University, is aligned with Barr Foundation’s commitment to investing in diverse nonprofit and public sector leadership.

“We are deeply grateful to our partners at the Barr Foundation, a steadfast leader in strengthening the sector and the communities it serves. With this investment, Barr Foundation is putting a stake in the ground around the urgency and value of investing in a diverse and skilled leadership pipeline. This transformational investment will catalyze our growth, ensure the quality of our local programming, expand opportunities for leaders committed to justice, and disrupt the status quo of nonprofit leadership on a large scale,” said Yolanda Coentro, President and CEO.

Barr Foundation’s multi-year grant comes as the Institute launches a strategic growth plan and celebrates its tenth anniversary. In the past two years, the Institute has added new sites in Rhode Island and Cape Cod. It is preparing to launch sites elsewhere in the Eastern United States as part of its broader strategy of geographic growth, program expansion, and contributing to the field of leadership development. “With terrific new leadership of its own and a strong growth plan informed by experienced advisors, INP is poised to deepen its quality and expand its reach beyond metro Boston,” said Roger Nozaki, Vice President of the Barr Foundation.  “INP has been highly effective in identifying and strengthening diverse leaders – a critical resource for Boston and beyond.”

About the Institute for Nonprofit Practice

The Institute for Nonprofit Practice seeks to transform communities by equipping the most promising nonprofit leaders with the skills, confidence and resources they need to make their organizations effective, innovative, and sustainable. It pursues this mission through year-long programs for executives, middle managers, and high potential emerging leaders. Since 2007, the Institute has engaged nearly 1,000 students through its programs in Boston, Lowell, Providence, and Cape Cod and the Islands.