Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for the second round of the Philanthropy Champions Program. We look forward to introducing you to this year’s Philanthropy Champions soon!

We are delighted to launch the second round of the CNE Philanthropy Champions Program.

The overarching goal of the program is to celebrate, spotlight, and promote diverse forms of philanthropy.

By recognizing champions in our midst, who give generously in a multitude of ways to make our communities better, we seek to:

  • Expand narrow definitions and understandings of philanthropy and celebrate the multitude of ways in which communities give (including Time, Treasure, Ties, Talent, and Testimony).
  • Highlight the immense giving, agency, and creativity of philanthropic champions within our communities especially from underrepresented and marginalized communities.
  • Help support and grow the nominated Philanthropy Champions’ work through recognition, publicity, and by making community connections.


You can find more information on our 2023 Philanthropy Champions webpage. If you have any questions you can reach out to CNE at