Welcome to www.philanthropy.org, home of Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.


The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (CPCS) focuses on giving, voluntarism, and nonprofit entrepreneurship by individual donors, foundations, and corporations in the United States and around the world.

Since its inception in 1986, CPCS has worked to highlight the philanthropic activities of institutions, communities, and individuals in international contexts, with a particular emphasis on multiculturalismthe patterns of giving and voluntarism by different religious, ethnic, racial, gender, and economic groups.

Situated in mid-town Manhattan at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, CPCS is uniquely positioned to serve as a laboratory for developing programs to promote research, education, and public discourse about philanthropy among a wide variety of constituencies.

Committed to strengthening civil society through education, research, and leadership training


Contact us:

Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at The Graduate Center, CUNY

356 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street), Suite 5401 (fifth floor)

New York, NY  10016 


cpcs@gc.cuny.edu  www.philanthropy.org