Compiled by Wayne Jones. Not for distribution outside of GWP membership.
A benchmark project that will encourage funders to adopt intentional investment strategies to support the long-term stability of this sector.
The Village model is gaining national attention as an affordable option for seniors who want to age-in- place. Villages are not-for-profit membership organizations offering comprehensive support and social engagement to seniors wanting to maintain independence. Villages are locally developed (often initiated within neighborhoods), self-governing, and self-supporting. Approximately two-thirds of Villages are independent nonprofits while others may be operated as a program under a larger, local senior services organization.
As the opioid crisis rages on, rural communities are suffering some of the worst damage. Rural places are home to many older people, but their needs, and the many different ways they are affected, are often overlooked.
The annual Council on Foundations-Commonfund investment report for private and community foundations is now available. For 2014, private foundations reported an average investment return of 6.1 percent and community foundations reported 4.8 percent (both net of investment fees). Members may access the full report here.
At GWP's recent Grants Manager Roundtable, Bethany Hemingway shared a document produced by Idealware which she found very helpful while exploring options for grant management systems. We wanted to make this document available to GWP members.
A joint effort by Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Nonprofit Resource Center, this program provided an opportunity for grantseekers to enrich their understanding about organizations in our region that support nonprofit capacity building efforts. Representatives from several local funding agencies provided an overview of their initiatives, briefly describing their giving priorities, types of capacity building support (grants/technical assistance), application guidelines, how and when decisions are made, and more!
Philanthropy magazine has just published a short excerpt from a newly released guidebook on how donors can best influence public policy. It's a quick read that will give you a taste of this important book's content.
Building Healthy Communities (BHC) is a 10 year, $1 billion comprehensive community initiative launched by The California Endowment in 2010 to advance statewide policy, change the narrative, and transform 14 of California’s communities most devastated by health inequities into places where all people have an opportunity to thrive.
The Greater Philadelphia Food Funders seek to create positive, lasting impacts in the re gional food system by supporting collective learning and collaboration, promoting good policy and innovative solutions, energizing individual members, and enriching member organizations. This report talks about the vision for the Greater Philadelphia Food System - A sustainable regional food system that provides all people a safe and nutritious food supply grown in a manner that protects health and the environment and adds economic and social value to rural, suburban, and urban communities.