• Description

Philanthropies of all types seek to improve communities—for lots of reasons, and in lots of different ways. Their efforts have produced promising results and some beginning lessons about community change. But more remains to be done to ensure that philanthropic investments in community change meet expectations and that funders use the emerging lessons to move their agendas forward. Based on interviews conducted for this paper, many funders are eager to take on that challenge.

Toward Greater Effectiveness in Community Change: Challenges and Responses for Philanthropy - Executive Summary