Funding community organizing: Social change through civic participation

Foundations and community organizing groups may differ in culture. But they often share the goals of finding durable solutions to social problems, and getting those most affected to be more involved in the process. In this guide, learn how community organizing works and what it can achieve, ways to assess a prospective grantee’s capacity and context, and how to manage relationships and use complementary strategies to achieve program goals. Contributors also reflect on power, the grantmaker’s role, and where to look for the impact of organizing.