We all know our sector too often falls short of our own highest aspirations. So it is even more important to celebrate excellence when we see it. Many community foundations work with underserved communities, partnering with non-profits, and using high-impact strategies to marshal their limited resources to address root causes of societal problems.
Honorees for the ‘Community Foundations Hall of Fame’ were selected by NCRP staff, following an open call for public nominations, and presented at the Council on Foundations’ 2013 Fall Conference for Community Foundations. The aim was to show ten examples of admirable and replicable initiatives by community foundations that are courageously leading and truly benefiting those who have the least wealth, opportunity and power.
So here they are, in no particular order – the ten best things NCRP has seen from community foundations in the recent past.
Marin Community Foundation, for commissioning research on disparities