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Change Philanthropy. Candid Stories of Foundations Maximizing Results through Social Justice. Kim Klein's Fundraising Series

  • ID: 2241573
  • Book
  • October 2009
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Change Philanthropy

"It is ever more urgent, in this period of global economic stress, that foundations and the organizations they fund put their power and money behind strategies that promote lasting change, not temporary charity. Change Philanthropy fills an important gap in the field by providing examples and stories from the real experiences successes and setbacks of pioneers in this vital, transformative work. Funders and activists alike will find it an indispensable road map."
Gara LaMarche, president, The Atlantic Philanthropies

"Read Change Philanthropy and learn from the invaluable experience of a diverse group of grantmakers who moved closer to the root causes of social inequities by making the crucial connections across race, class, and gender that lead to broad, transformational, and lasting change."
Sara K. Gould, president and CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women

"Transparency and truth telling are not always apparent in what funders do and say, but this book is a wonderful exception. Issues of race and class, community building, financial investment, education, and economic development are all reflected in these ten stories, which advance a frame of grantmaking designed to help foundation staff and boards do their best work. This is an excellent and timely resource."
Emmett D. Carson, CEO and president, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

"This is a must–read for foundation leaders and individual donors who want to see real results from their grant dollars. Change Philanthropy helps grantmakers fulfill their vision for positive change by providing a road map based upon successful programs from effective foundation efforts."
Quinn Delaney, founder and president, Akonadi Foundation

"During times of economic turmoil, the philanthropic sector has an ever–greater role to play in helping communities weather the crisis. Change Philanthropy is a blueprint for foundations, grantmakers, and nonprofits on how to continue having impact and effecting change in good times or bad."
Janet Murguía, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza

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Foreword (
Christopher Harris, Deepak Bhargava).



PART ONE: Securing Success with Campaigns.

1 Strengthening Unusual Alliances for Living Wages.

The Case of the Discount Foundation.

2 Supporting Citizen Action and Litigation for Education Reform.

The Case of the Schott Foundation.

PART TWO: Infl uencing Market Forces in Support of People and the Planet.

3 Using an Endowment to Build the Field of Socially Responsible Investing.

The Case of the Needmor Fund.

4 Transforming Business Structures for Communities.

The Case of the Jacobs Family Foundation and Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.

PART THREE: Aiding an Identity–Based Movement.

5 Supporting the Development of an Immigrant Rights Field.

The Case of the Ford Foundation.

6 Maturing an Immigrant Movement.

The Case of the Open Society Institute.

PART FOUR: Creating Infrastructure for Justice.

7 Building Community–Based Power in Los Angeles.

The Case of the Liberty Hill Foundation.

8 Strengthening National Community–Based Networks.

The Case of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

PART FIVE: Transforming Funder–Grantee Power Relationships Through Creative Foundation Structures.

9 Addressing Internationally Women′s Needs for Funding.

The Case of the Global Fund for Women.

10 Responding to Disaster Recovery and Beyond.

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.

11 Lessons for the Road.

Afterword: Race and Social Justice (Maya Wiley).


A Words You Need to Know to Read This Book.

B Lobbying (John Pomeranz).

C Ten Questions to Consider Asking Inside Your Foundation.

D Where to Turn for Next Steps.



Center for Community Change.

About the Project Director.

About the Author.

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Alicia Epstein Korten
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