Report/Research

Moving to Higher Ground: Potential Roles for Philanthropy in Helping Washington's Communities Cope with Disasters

Publication date: 
06/2009

This study was commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Seattle Foundation and United Way of King County to identify potential roles for philanthropy in strengthening the resilience of Washington communities when confronted wit

Funding Community Organizing: Social Change Through Civic Participation

Publication date: 
12/2008
In this guide from GrantCraft, funders and organizers discuss what makes community organizing unique and uniquely effective, how to manage grantee relationships over time, understanding the value of process, and the grantmaker's special role in fostering change.

Report: Investing in Change: Why Supporting Advocacy Makes Sense for Foundations

Publication date: 
05/2008
This publication explores the experiences of a growing number of funders around the world that are committed to supporting advocacy as a strategy to advance social change. We are starting with this topic because funding advocacy too often is the philanthropic road not taken, yet it is a road most likely to lead to the kind of lasting change that philanthropy has long sought through other kinds of grants. It provides information and lessons about the wide spectrum of advocacy activities funders can support.

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