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Expanding Minds and Opportunities is a collection of articles presenting examples of effective practices, programs and partnerships demonstrating the power of afterschool and summer learning opportunities to support student success.
Attention to the role of gender is most useful with programs that seek to change unhealthy behaviors, such as reproductive health and teen pregnancy, gender-based violence, substance abuse and educational under-achievement.
This paper explores community democracy as a cultural choice and a potential organizing system for philanthropy using stories that demonstrate its principles and practices, primarily growing from the experience of northern California communities.
This toolkit from North Carolina Network of Grantmakers gives practical information on establishing a fellowship program to support the next generation of foundation leaders.
Native Voices Rising is a joint research and re-granting project of Native Americans in Philanthropy and Common Counsel Foundation. This report focuses on the practices and challenges of community organizing and advocacy, focusing on the need for increased investment in and sustained support for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.
The Ford Institute for Community Building, a program of The Ford Family Foundation, works to help community leaders learn how to implement local solutions based on principles of effective community building. This paper describes the development and work of the The Ford Institute for Community Building.
NCRP reports that the current practice of strategic philanthropy typically favors short-term metrics, is largely disconnected from grantees and the communities these nonprofits serve, and usually lacks authentic feedback to inform the strategies. Unless grantmakers explicitly address the needs of underserved communities and invest in policy and community engagement – strategies long practiced by social justice philanthropists – they are unlikely to achieve their goals.
This report estimates the macroeconomic and fiscal impacts of Hurricane Sandy on the economy of New Jersey using the R/ECON™ forecasting model of the state’s economy. The model consists of more than 250 quarterly time-series equations and 30 employment sectors.
This guide by Jonathan Peizer, president of Internaut Consulting, provides tips for evaluating technology grant proposals.
This online report highlights work by key nonprofit organizations working in Tribal communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.
This case study of the Council of Michigan Foundations' Peer Action Learning Network (PALN) is part of a report from New York University's Wagner Research Center for Leadership in Action. It explores the power of learning communities to build connections and knowledge to increase organizations’ community impact.
The Homeowner Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation Program provided funds to help homeowners repair their primary residence damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
The legal staff at the Packard Foundation, Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation and Moore Foundation developed this free, first-of-its-kind resource, which covers the basic legal rules around what staff are allowed to fund and engage in at a private foundation.
Although co-funding is not a new idea recent efforts have contributed to a more sophisticated understanding of how to ensure that co-funding arrangements have the desired impact. This report is part of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' Scaling What Works initiative.
What factors should you consider if you want your grant investment to have the greatest impact on student academic success? Here's what funders need to know.