Report/Research

Benchmarking Beyond Asset Size: Top 100 Community Foundations

Publication date: 
07/2016
What is the current state of the community foundation field? 2015 Columbus Survey Findings is a detailed snapshot of foundation growth and related operational activity during fiscal year 2015. Gathered through the annual Columbus Survey, the dataset and related findings from this latest edition of the "census of the community foundation field" will allow you to understand your organization's place in relation to the field as a whole.

KIDS COUNT Data Book and Data Center

Publication date: 
06/2016

Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Using an index of 16 indicators, the report ranks states on overall child well-being and in economic well-being, education, health and family/community. The related KIDS COUNT Data Center makes this information interactive, with the option of searching by state and data topic, comparing indicators and viewing them as maps and charts.

Canopy: Committed to Investing in Our Region

Publication date: 
02/2016

Canopy, a Pacific Northwest impact investing collaborative formed in 2015, released a white paper on its vision of investing in our region. The 16-page report, with a foreword by Philanthropy Northwest CEO Jeff Clarke, outlines the elements of place-based investing, philanthropy as catalytic capital, cross-sector collaboration, communities as unique investment ecosystems and bridging the gap between capital markets and communities.

Health in Housing: Exploring the Intersection Between Housing and Health Care

Publication date: 
02/2016

This Oregon study, released by Enterprise Community Partners, explores the link between affordable housing and health care through the lens of several national health reform metrics: better connection to primary care, fewer emergency department visits, improved access to and quality of care, and lower costs.

Verde Paper: Latino Perspectives on Conservation Leadership

Publication date: 
01/2016

As America becomes more diverse, so too are our social movements diversifying — and better integrating the diversity they've held within them all along. That's the context for the "Verde Paper," an exploration of Latinos in the environmental movement, which holds important lessons for advocates and philanthropists who want to better support and partner with Latino communities.

Fertile Ground: Planting the Seeds for Native American Nutrition and Health Funders Roundtable

Publication date: 
12/2015
The Fertile Ground: Planting the Seeds of Native Health Funders Roundtable, October 2015 in Minneapolis, brought together 41 major national, regional and tribal funders and federal and state funding agencies focused on exploring opportunities to address the challenges Native peoples face regarding food, nutrition and health. This report summarizes the key discussions and learnings at the roundtable, serving as a roadmap for new partnerships and investments.

Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook: Leveraging Your Dollars

Publication date: 
12/2015

Is your foundation interested in confidently supporting advocacy? Alliance for Justice’s Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook provides information on 11 benefits and conversation-starters about philanthropic advocacy and lobbying. Specifically, it answers your questions about legal rules and provides concrete examples, templates, resources, and tips.

Funding Indigenous Peoples: Strategies for Support

Publication date: 
11/2015

Funding Indigenous Peoples: Strategies for Support looks at how funders collaborate with and bring support to indigenous communities around the world. Through examples from a diverse range of foundations, this guide explores how grantmakers work with indigenous peoples, the approaches they take, and the practices they find effective.

Cities Building Community Wealth

Publication date: 
11/2015

In cities across the nation, a few enjoy rising affluence while many struggle to get by. This situation is created in part by the practices of traditional economic development. Current trends threaten to worsen, unless we can answer the design challenge before us. Can we create an economic system — beginning at the local level — that builds the wealth and prosperity of everyone? The 20 cities profiled in this new Democracy Collaborative report  include Portland, Oregon, and Seattle.

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