The Fund for Our Economic Future brought together a set of philanthropic institutions from across Northeast Ohio to promote a regional approach for increasing economic prosperity and opportunity. The original 28 Fund members committed a total of $30 million over three years to begin restoring regional economic competitiveness through pooled grantmaking, research and convening.
Although co-funding is not a new idea recent efforts have contributed to a more sophisticated understanding of how to ensure that co-funding arrangements have the desired impact. This report is part of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' Scaling What Works initiative.
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' Collaborative Funding for Greater Impact explains the mechanics of forming and managing a co-funding partnership and offers takeaways for how this experience can apply to other communities.
This briefing paper on Scaling What Works takes a look at how networks can support the efforts of grantmakers to build relationships, harness complementary resources and work together to scale impact.
In early 2011, Lindsey Greenberg of Gateway Center for Giving queried the Forum membership regarding private-public partnerships. The results below compile responses from regional association staff and Lindsey's own research.
What is the right relationship between philanthropy and government?
This report explores how, through the Knight Community Information Challenge, community and place-based foundations are incorporating community information needs into their work for the benefit of both their communities and foundation missions and strategies.
In this guide, contributors share strategies for structuring a collaborative to fit its purpose, building strong relationships and resolving conflicts, and figuring out if the collaborative you're in is working. Contributors also offer ample proof that collaboratives are leading the field in bringing the voices of nonfunders — grantees, intended beneficiaries, experts, and others — into the process of making grants.
Does collaboration have intrinsic value? Explore the potential and pitfalls of partnership for achieving foundation's goals through a case study analysis from the Wallace Foundation.
An agreement between the Council, individual regional associations of grantmakers, and the Forum on how to best work together.