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Change Philanthropy. Candid Stories of Foundations Maximizing Results through Social Justice. Edition No. 1. Kim Klein's Fundraising Series

  • ID: 2241573
  • Book
  • October 2009
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
A how-to guide for creating and funding social justice program grants

This groundbreaking book shows how to increase funding for social justice philanthropy. Social justice philanthropy provides direct services to alleviate suffering and works to transform the systems and institutions that cause that suffering. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read style, Change Philanthropy offers an insider's view what works and what doesn't work when developing grantmaking strategies in support of social change. It gives clear guidance showcases foundations of all types and sizes including Liberty Hill Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Needmor Fund, Jacobs Family Foundation, Discount Foundation, Global Fund for Women, Schott Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the Open Society Institute. The book also includes a wealth of illustrative examples and contains practical suggestions and tips that can be applied immediately to support any social justice agenda.

  • Offers a guide for increasing funds for social justice programs
  • and suggestions for foundations on which programs to fund
  • Gives step-by-step advice for developing a successful grantmaking strategy
  • Includes a wealth of examples from leading foundations
  • Sponsored by The Center for Community Change
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Foreword xi
Christopher Harris, Deepak Bhargava

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction xvii

Part One Securing Success with Campaigns 1

1 Strengthening Unusual Alliances for Living Wages 3
The Case of the Discount Foundation

2 Supporting Citizen Action and Litigation for Education Reform 22
The Case of the Schott Foundation

Part Two Influencing Market Forces in Support of People and the Planet 43

3 Using an Endowment to Build the Field of Socially Responsible Investing 45
The Case of the Needmor Fund

4 Transforming Business Structures for Communities 65
The Case of the Jacobs Family Foundation and Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation

Part Three Aiding an Identity-Based Movement 89

5 Supporting the Development of an Immigrant Rights Field 91
The Case of the Ford Foundation

6 Maturing an Immigrant Movement 104
The Case of the Open Society Institute

Part Four Creating Infrastructure for Justice 123

7 Building Community-Based Power in Los Angeles 125
The Case of the Liberty Hill Foundation

8 Strengthening National Community-Based Networks 141
The Case of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Part Five Transforming Funder-Grantee Power Relationships Through Creative Foundation Structures 165

9 Addressing Internationally Women’s Needs for Funding 167
The Case of the Global Fund for Women

10 Responding to Disaster Recovery and Beyond 186
The Case of the Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health, a Special Project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Part Six Gleaning Lessons for Change 209

11 Lessons for the Road 211

Afterword: Race and Social Justice 227
Maya Wiley

Appendixes 231

A Words You Need to Know to Read This Book 233

B Lobbying 239
John Pomeranz

C Ten Questions to Consider Asking Inside Your Foundation 241

D Where to Turn for Next Steps 243

Notes 245

Index 261

Center for Community Change 277

About the Project Director 279

About the Author 281

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Alicia Epstein Korten
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