Engaging new community stakeholders in new ways is critical to transforming community investment systems. Philanthropy is a critical community stakeholder.
Going Beyond the Money
Philanthropy, especially local funders and community foundations, can be a powerful partner in all aspects of capital absorption, from convening local partners to making catalytic grants that unlock new investments. Philanthropy has its finger on the pulse of the community aspirations that contribute to identifying a shared priority. Its relationships can help engage local institutions and developers in the collaborative work of developing a pipeline and shaping the enabling environment.
Facilitating Systems Change
Philanthropy and community investment share important goals: advancing racial equity, supporting community aspirations, creating the conditions for healthy lives. Long-term sustainable outcomes in these areas will require changes in and across systems, from local community investments to grantmaking itself. Partnership will be key to success.
We offer tools, research, and ideas to help those seeking systems change in philanthropy.
People, Place, and Race: How Philanthropy Can Help Center People and Equity in Community Development
How Foundations Can Unlock Investment for Community Priorities
What Can Foundations Do to Foster Community Investment?
Equity in Philanthropy
Foundations and donors are dismantling inequitable systems and making changes that integrate racial equity into their grantmaking and programmatic strategies.
The Fulcrum Fellowship equips rising executives in the philanthropic, nonprofit, public, and private sectors to lead transformational change.
Meet some of the people working in philanthropy to advance equity in community investment.
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