Seeking ways to maximize the social and economic returns of their place-based impact investments, foundations, CDFIs, private investors, and others are turning to collaboration.
The Democracy Collaborative’s report Anchor Collaboratives: Building Bridges with Place-Based Partnerships and Anchor Institutions discusses the role of anchor institutions and collaboratives in leveraging the power of their economic assets to address social and economic disparities and to revitalize local communities.
Place-based giving has long been a cornerstone of the American philanthropic tradition.
When place-based funders from 12 regions across the country formed a learning group in 2020, chronicled in this five-part series, they shared practical, tactical steps to grapple with a range of thorny questions. When they turned to engaging stakeholders, the funders focused on three core challenges to building community partnerships.
How has place-based family philanthropy evolved over time? Rather than look first to comparing the contrasting decisions—why a place or issue basis for giving—this study is designed to examine how family foundations and funds committed to place are sustaining (or not sustaining) that commitment over generations.
Baltimore has long benefited from the place-based investments of our philanthropic community. The Community Investment Affinity Group and others who invest in place are invited to hear about two newer initiatives led, in part, by MPN members:
The Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) announced $1 million in grants to 20 nonprofits providing programs or services that directly support the resiliency of majority-Black communities in targeted neighborhoods of West and Northwest Baltimore.
Welcome to the On the Ground: Baltimore with Grassroots Grantmakers, hosted by Baltimore Community Foundation
The Baltimore Community Foundation promotes the success of Baltimore’s communities, its residents and particularly its young people by supporting effective public schools and equipping neighborhoods with the resources they need to
The philanthropic sector faced massive shifts over the past two years. The pandemic prompted some funders to increase payouts and loosen — or entirely lift — grant restrictions, while the racial reckoning forced many to confront the imminent need to shift power dynamics, increase internal diversity, and act with intention to support organizations led by and serving people of color.
Please join Maryland Philanthropy Network and Mission Investors Exchange for a discussion about place-based impact investing practices in Maryland. Several case studies will be shared and discussed to understand what it looks like for foundations to elevate community priorities by investing in place.
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Foundations, governments, and crowdfunding platforms show how Opportunity Zones can live up to their promise of making investors money while helping struggling communities across the United States.
The Open Society Foundations are pleased to announce the appointment of Danielle Torain as the new director of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore, effective Jan. 21, 2020.
Maryland’s community foundations understand the full lifecycle of a robust crisis response—from deploying immediate relief aid to recovery. As expert place-based givers, our
In 2010, the Horizon Foundation staff took a routine look at local health data and noticed some troubling trends. Data indicated that most deaths in our community were related to heart disease, cancer, stroke, and/or diabetes.