New Philanthropy Capital
New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) is a charitable organisation based in London. It states its mission is to direct more funding to effective charities and help donors make more informed decisions on how to give and has been called "the equivalent of an equity-research firm for the philanthropic marketplace." NPC produces reports on issues of social welfare and analyses the workings of charities, primarily in the United Kingdom; it also works with charities, developing tools to help them measure their own effectiveness.
NPC's research projects cover issues within community, education and health and disability. Examples of past projects include reports on cancer, truancy, autism and adults with mental health problems. The Guardian has described NPC's reports as of "indisputable" value. NPC's research has been funded by grant-makers including the Big Lottery Fund, Lloyds TSB Foundations and the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts.
NPC started as a charitable organisation in 2002, and was founded by Peter Wheeler and Gavin Davies, two ex-Goldman Sachs employees, as an attempt to fill a gap in the philanthropic market. Other co-founders were Peter Sweatman, then Vice-President of JPMorgan, and hedge fund manager Harvey McGrath. Peter Wheeler was also an early supporter of Technology Trust. It currently[when?] has a staff of approximately forty.
NPC is one of a small number of organisations offering advice on philanthropy, including the Institute for Philanthropy.
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