Posts tagged to 'Place-based grantmaking'

Stone Soup: Community based advocacy at the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

Posted by Lauren Hasey Maher on February 26, 2014

A Conversation with Nancy Leonard, David Nee, and Carmen Siberon of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund on Community Based Advocacy Children and storytelling have always been at the heart of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund. It is only fitting that one of their most successful...

Giving while living: Emmett Carson, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on September 15, 2013

Editor’s Note: The National Center is delighted to partner in 2013 with the Bridgespan Group to share videos from its Conversations with Remarkable Givers series. In this month’s installment, we feature Bridgespan’s interview with Emmett Carson, founding CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation....

Giving while living: Wallis Annenberg and Leonard Aube

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on May 15, 2013

Editor’s Note: The National Center is delighted to partner in 2013 with the Bridgespan Group to feature videos from its Conversations with Remarkable Givers series. For our May edition in this series, we share Bridgespan’s interview with Wallis Annenberg, board chair, and Leonard Aube, executive...

Living with your failures

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on April 25, 2013

"Most people are making grants that are a year, two years, three years, five years, and we've committed for the long term, to be here until we go out of business. It's an unusual approach but we recognize that community change takes a long time. And you need to be able to take the risk of doing that...

Can a small organization have a big impact?

Posted by Emily Tow Jackson on April 15, 2013

I get asked this question often.  How can a small foundation with few staff really catalyze large scale social change?  In fact, how can a foundation of any size play this role?  At The Tow Foundation, we have attempted to play a significant role in juvenile justice reform, an issue that seems like an...

Giving while living: Caroline Avery, The Durfee Foundation

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on March 15, 2013

Editor’s Note: The National Center is delighted to partner in 2013 with the Bridgespan Group to feature videos from its Conversations with Remarkable Givers series. For our March edition in this series, we share Bridgespan’s interview with Carrie Avery, president of The Durfee Foundation and board...

On the phone with... The Self family foundation

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on September 15, 2010

Since 1942, the Self Family Foundation has distributed over $60 million in grants to improve the quality of life for the citizens of the city of Greenwood and the state of South Carolina. On August 6th, the Foundation announced a $2 million challenge grant to Clemson University to enhance the Greenwood...

A committment to place: The Springs Close foundation

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on August 15, 2010

The Springs Close Foundation is among the largest family foundations in South Carolina, and one of the oldest in the South. Assets at the end of 2009 were approximately $38 million, and over the past seven decades the foundation has invested nearly $100 million in the state – primarily in a rural...

Place-based philanthropy: Investing in community change

Posted by Valerie Jacobs Hapke on March 15, 2010

Families engaged in philanthropy may view their giving through a variety of lenses. Some pay particular attention to the family’s legacy of giving, some focus on a particular issue or cause, and many choose to limit their grantmaking to a specific city, state or region. A growing number of family...

Place-based philanthropy: Additional resources

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on March 15, 2010

What is place-based philanthropy anyways? Richard Woo, executive director of the Russell Family Foundation in Gig Harbor, Washington, describes it as “Community Change from the Inside Out,” and that’s as good a definition as we’ve heard! At the 2010 Family Philanthropy Conference, several family...

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