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Grantmakers for Effective Evaluation have adopted an updated definition of capacity building, better reflecting the role of power and community: “Capacity building is the process of building and strengthening the systems, structures, cultures, skills, resources, and power that organizations need to serve their communities.” Lessons and Trends in Nonprofit Capacity Strengthening , a report from the William + Flora Hewlett Foundation, explores the new environment of capacity building, what it means for grantmakers to strengthen nonprofit organizations and emerging trends. Hewlett_Nonprofit...
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The value of volunteer hours in Colorado is $31.51, exceeding the national average of $29.95 according to new research from Independent Sector. Volunteers make a critical contributions to their communities and generating a value for volunteer hours helps demonstrate the power of volunteering your time and talents. Read the Value of Volunteer Time 2022 report. Value of Volunteer Time Report The report is also a reminder to ensure those interested in volunteering can find your organization and opportunitites . Colorado Volunteer Sites: Spark the Change (includies youth and group opportunities...
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United Philanthropy Forum has released a new report, The COVID-19 Crucible , that documents the many extraordinary ways in which philanthropy-serving organizations responded to the pandemic and are adapting in a new landscape. The report looks back to detail how PSOs—the regional and national philanthropy associations and networks that comprise the Forum network—played numerous vital leadership roles in the philanthropy sector’s response to the pandemic. The report also looks forward to share lessons learned from PSO responses to the pandemic to help inform the sector when future crises...

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Together We Protect – Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Fund – was a collaborative effort that provided support to organizations working in communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The goal of this effort was to ensure that people who face systemic barriers had culturally appropriate information about the COVID-19 vaccine and could easily access the vaccine. From April through November 2021, Together We Protect made 135 grant awards totaling $6.8 million to community-based organizations across Colorado. Initial estimates show that grantees’ outreach and education efforts on COVID...
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The Buell Foundation report reviews the history and impact of Colorado’s Early Childhood Councils. By sustaining a network of local, community-driven entities, it is possible to disseminate programming and best practices throughout the state as well as to gather diverse perspectives from Colorado’s many regions. This is the only formalized network that exists in Colorado that crosses all domains and is charged with facilitating development of a coordinated system that supports children by influencing their relationships, environments and communities. In addition, the Buell Foundation supports...
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We provide space for our members to connect, learn and share together on how to effectively address racial equity in their work as philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs), and works to share our members’ learnings with the broader philanthropy field. As part of these efforts, we are pleased to share case stories from our members about their racial equity work.
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Philanthropy California and partners hosted a virtual series aimed at funders interested in wildfire resilience and how it intersects with public health, equity, and climate change. Western landscapes have always burned and always will. The more we suppress fires and change the climate, the more catastrophic wildfires become. How can we make communities and wildlands more resilient in the age of megafires? The series will cover the causes of catastrophic wildfire, its compound impacts on issues like public health, equity, water, and climate change, and emerging solutions for saving lives,...
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This report summarizes the findings of a fall 2019 survey on the landscape of climate change, health, and equity funding and organizational work. The survey’s purpose is to add to the understanding of the resource gaps, needs, and opportunities in this critical and expanding field. Seven philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs) jointly designed and distributed the survey: Biodiversity Funders Group (BFG) / Climate and Energy Funders Group (CEFG), Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA), Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN), Grantmakers In Health (GIH), Health...
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The independence and financial freedom that foundations have presents an incredible opportunity for our sector to take a leadership role in tackling the climate crisis. The environmental emergency poses a threat to the communities we exist to serve – but addressing it can provide many co-benefits that will not only protect against future harm, but also improve lives in the here and now. Throughout this report, you will hear stories of the disproportionate impacts of climate change on the most vulnerable. You will also hear from a number of Foundation CEOs on how and why they are responding to...
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Foundation funding in support of global human rights initiatives totaled $2.8 billion in 2016, up from $2.4 billion in 2015, according to the report from Candid and the Human Rights Funders Network. The report from the Advancing Human Rights research hub found that 785 funders in 43 countries awarded 23,016 grants to 13,242 organizations working to address the root causes of injustice and inequality and ensure the protection and enjoyment of internationally recognized human rights. Twenty-one percent of those grant dollars were awarded in the form of general support grants. Please click the...
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The latest edition of this study found global philanthropic support for efforts to prevent, mitigate and resolve conflicts totaled $328.2 million in 2016 from 326 foundations and 2,600 grants. Funding for peace and security remains insignificant relative to foundation funding overall, accounting for just 0.7 percent of the $32 billion given by foundations in Candid's 2016 FC 1000 data set. Please click the link below to view the report.
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Rural America is a collection of iconic landscapes, essential industries, and close-knit communities distributed across a land mass so vast it represents 97 percent of the United States. A century ago it was home to half the of all Americans; today, only about 15 percent. As its population has gotten smaller, rural America has also become challenging to navigate. For millions of people in small towns and remote areas, whether their destination is the grocery store, the beauty parlor, the hospital, or the polls, the question, “How will I get there?” can be complicated. Mobility—the power to...
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This report discusses how the zip code among other factors play a major role in the safety and development of the youth within America. Depending on the area a child is more likely to experience community violence by living in a neighborhood with diminished economic opportunities compared to a more affluent one. With this issue in mind, health equity and community safety in America will require radical imagination, courageous leadership, and persistent partnership – there is no roadmap to arrive at a destination no one has seen before. Please click the link below to read the report.
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Women Give 2019 is the first study to explore the intersection of race, giving and gender. The report finds that generosity is a value shared by all communities, and that women across race and ethnicity are leading through philanthropy. As communities of color grow in wealth and influence, the study demonstrates the unique perspectives women of color bring to philanthropy and underscores the importance of understanding and engaging donors from diverse backgrounds. Key findings: A donor’s race does not have a significant effect on the amount given to charity, when taking income and other...
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Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has released The Philanthropy Framework , a tool for analysis and planning to guide emerging and established philanthropies to better align resources for maximum impact. Created with input from leaders from more than 50 foundations worldwide, the tool seeks to address fundamental changes in philanthropy and the world such as generational shifts in attitudes, massive wealth creation, diversity of capital, new models for impact, and new operating environments among others. It lays out three core elements for philanthropists to consider when determining how to...
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