Community Foundation

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Released: 11/2014

Largely beneath the radar, a small but growing group has begun pursuing the innovative path explored in this report. Mostly in small steps—but sometimes in larger ways—they are adopting elements of what could emerge as a new anchor mission to deploy all resources to build community wealth.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeReport
Funding Area: Community Development



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Released: 12/2014

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has launched a micro website to share lessons learned in more than 35 years of supporting the community foundation field. The site offers key lessons and insights and highlights the Mott Foundation's legacy of partnering with community foundations to advance their vital work in strengthening communities.

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Released: 01/2013

This occasional paper from the Kettering Foundation is written by Peter Pennekamp, former executive director of the Humboldt Area Foundation. It explores the questions of why and how community democracy can be both a cultural choice and an organizing system for philanthropy.

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Resource Type: Report
Topic: Collaboration



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Released: 12/2013

From 2004 to 2012, Third Sector New England and clusters of nonprofit organizations joined in a unique grant program designed to further social change through united effort. In Funding Learning Networks for Community Impact readers will learn lessons from eight years of grantmaking in the area of nonprofit networking and explore the design of the CBF program where nonprofits planned, learned, and built relationships that enabled them to work together to achieve common goals.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeReport



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Released: 12/2014

New Research on Women, Religiosity and Giving. Women Give 2014 examines the intersection of religiosity, gender, and age in a single analysis and finds a significant change in patterns of giving.

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Released: 01/2015

Low income students are now a majority of the schoolchildren attending the nation’s public schools, according to this research bulletin. The latest data collected from the states by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), show that 51 percent of the students across the nation’s public schools were low income in 2013.

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Resource Type: Research
Topic: Education



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Released: 09/2013

Nonprofit organizations face a long list of challenges that starts with fundraising and can include everything from meeting increasing demands for services to utilizing technology most effectively. Who do they turn to for assistance as they grapple with these issues? One source of assistance and support can be foundations, which have a vested interest in nonprofits’ success—and the resources to help.

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Released: 01/2015

Counted as part of a foundation’s 5 percent distribution requirement, Program Related Investments (PRIs) can effectively recycle grant dollars, grow the endowment to provide additional grant monies for future projects, and provide a foundation’s grantees with significant unrestricted resources. In this 3-minute video produced by the Impact Finance Center, learn how this tool is helping leading foundations amplify their impact.

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Resource Type: Video



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Released: 12/2014

Capacity Building 3.0: How to Strengthen the Social Ecosystem argues that it is time for a renewed conversation about capacity building. For years, the approach to capacity building has been limited to the capacity of nonprofit organizations. Today’s environment calls for a new framework that understands all actors to have their own capacity needs.

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Resource Type: Report



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Released: 12/2014

This research brief by The Foundation Center provides a glimpse at funding by U.S. foundations for Latin America between 2010 and 2012, with a special focus on Central America.

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