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This report explores how partnerships can help address a community’s information needs.
An excellent report of findings from a study of “systemic factors in the philanthropic sector that facilitate diversity, equity and inclusion in grantmaking and nonprofit practice.” The report draws on the experiences and practices of nine “exemplar study foundations” including The Kalamazoo Community Foundation and The Skillman Foundation and provides a set of tips for taking action.
In this reprint from the Foundation Review, a peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy published by the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University, the authors focuses on a particular approach to large-scale, community-based educational change – Local College Access Networks in the state of Michigan – to answer two key questions: What factors serve to shape the social change agenda? How can community foundations serve to promote and advance the agenda?
Community foundations in Michigan have successfully partnered with state government to strengthen communities, engage citizens and build a better future. This report identifies several projects during the 20-year period of 1986 - 2006 which show how community foundations have made a difference in Michigan communities.