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A Short Course on Grassroots Grantmaking

Publication date: 
06/2013

A Short Course on Grassroots Grantmaking was written for Grassroots Grantmakers by Janis Foster Richardson and E. Gabriel Works, and draws on more than twenty years of experience from the Grassroots Grantmakers’ network on powerful small grants approaches that make resident engagement real and elevate the contribution of grassroots citizen sector groups to community vibrancy, resiliency and justice.

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Community-based Philanthropy and the Knight Foundation Information Challenge

Publication date: 
05/2010

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.

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Embedded Philanthropy and Community Change

Publication date: 
03/2010

Chapin Hall's work on embedded philanthropy began in 2003, as an outgrowth of a long-standing research program on philanthropy and community change. Our focus thus far has been on documenting and delineating this form of philanthropic practice and on convening embedded funders in a series of meetings designed to help them learn from one another's work. Our current perspective on embedded philanthropy is presented in this Issue Brief (2007).

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Charitable Giving: Find the Keys to Financial Literacy at Money Power Day

Over the years, corporations and foundations have made significant investments in increasing financial literacy. Recently, the demand for these programs has exploded as they address the needs of youth, high school students, working adults and senior citizens on diverse financial issues ranging from budgeting and savings to student loans and foreclosure prevention.