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Released: 06/2015

This report is the product of a 2014 symposium held by The Kresge Foundation with leaders of national networks and human services nonprofits to identify major challenges and issues affecing the capacity of organizations and networks to deliver services, share knowledge and expertise, and develop recommendations to transform the human-services sector.

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Funding Area: Human Services



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Released: 09/2009

Equity Advancing Equity, provides a comprehensive look at how community foundations are using the tool of mission investing to further their impact.

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Released: 06/2015

As both investors and grantmakers, philanthropic foundations have a major opportunity to support the growing market for green bonds. For foundations focused on pressing environmental issues such as climate change, water, energy, and conservation, green bonds can be natural mission-related investments that mobilize a fuller array of philanthropic assets to expand the impact of often limited grantmaking dollars.

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Topic: Investments
Funding Area: Environment



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Released: 01/2009

In recent years, interest in philanthropy for and by women has intensified, accompanied by a growing acceptance of the idea that philanthropic investments in women and girls can accelerate positive change in communities. To understand this evolution in thinking and practice within philanthropy, the Foundation Center partnered with the Women’s Funding Network, a global movement of women’s funds, to chart the current landscape of philanthropy focused on women and girls and document the specific role played by women’s funds.

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Funding Area: Women and Girls



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Released: 01/2015

The Status of Women in the States: 2015 provides critical data to identify areas of progress for women in states across the nation and pinpoint where additional improvements are still needed. It presents hundreds of data points for each state across seven areas that affect women’s lives: political participation, employment and earnings, work and family, poverty and opportunity, reproductive rights, health and well-being, and violence and safety.

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Funding Area: Women and Girls



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Released: 08/2015

A vast majority of Americans care about kids eating healthy meals at school to support their health and learning, and want to keep the school nutrition standards. As a follow up to W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s 2010 School Food Poll, we wanted to understand how attitudes have changed since the implementation of the new school food nutrition standards. Five years later, people are more committed than ever to improving healthy food in our schools, on behalf of children.

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Released: 06/2015

Children’s Budget 2015 offers a detailed guide to federal spending on children and an invaluable resource for those seeking to improve the lives of America’s youth.

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Released: 02/2015

Since 2000, the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) has sought to increase resources for young people organizing for a more just and equitable society. This paper highlights how civic engagement leaders can look to the field of youth organizing for promising new strategies to assist them in increasing voter participation, passing beneficial policies, affecting redistricting in 2021, and changing how the Millennial Generation thinks about values and policies for their lifetimes.

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Released: 08/2015

This brief from GEO features suggestions from foundations which have actively supported their grantees in the areas of assessing internal capacity for evaluation, building grantee ownership of the evaluation process, and explores various evaluation training techniques.

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Released: 07/2015

The Vitality Institute Commission on Health Promotion and the Prevention of Chronic Disease in Working-Age Americans made five actionable recommendations to close gaps in empirical evidence on prevention, place prevention at the center of health policies and actions in the U.S. and work with stakeholders from all sectors to prevent major non-communicable diseases.

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