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Change Philanthropy Candid Stories of Foundations Maximizing Results Through Social Justice

ISBN-10: 047043516X
ISBN-13: 9780470435168
Edition: 2009
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Description: This book focuses on increasing funding for social justice philanthropy, which-unlike traditional philanthropy's focus on providing direct services to alleviate suffering-works to transform the systems and institutions that cause that suffering.  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/6/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

This book focuses on increasing funding for social justice philanthropy, which-unlike traditional philanthropy's focus on providing direct services to alleviate suffering-works to transform the systems and institutions that cause that suffering. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read style, Funding Social Justice provides the insider's view of both what worked - as well as what didn't work - with respect to grantmaking strategies in support of social change, and focuses specifically on helping grantmakers improve their strategies to effect larger societal change in support of justice and equality.In addition to extensive use of quotes from interviews with grantmakers and foundations, the book: showcases foundations that have undertaken a structural analysis of injustice in a diverse selection of philanthropic institutions ranging from family foundations to public charities working in areas such as education, health, women, and the environment; provides succinct examples of how to fund strategic interventions and develop high-impact strategies to transform systems and institutions in support of justice and equality; provides readers with concrete tips, strategies, and ideas for immediate actions to support a social justice agendaFeatured foundations include the Liberty Hill Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Needmor Fund, Jacobs Family Foundation, Discount Foundation, Global Fund for Women, Schott Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the Open Society Institute.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Securing Success with Campaigns
Strengthening Unusual Alliances for Living Wages
The Case of the Discount Foundation
Supporting Citizen Action and Litigation for Education Reform
The Case of the Schott Foundation
Infl uencing Market Forces in Support of People and the Planet
Using an Endowment to Build the Field of Socially Responsible Investing
The Case of the Needmor Fund
Transforming Business Structures for Communities
The Case of the Jacobs Family Foundation and Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
Aiding an Identity-Based Movement
Supporting the Development of an Immigrant Rights Field
The Case of the Ford Foundation
Maturing an Immigrant Movement
The Case of the Open Society Institute
Creating Infrastructure for Justice
Building Community-Based Power in Los Angeles
The Case of the Liberty Hill Foundation
Strengthening National Community-Based Networks
The Case of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Transforming Funder-Grantee Power Relationships Through Creative Foundation Structures
Addressing Internationally Women's Needs for Funding
The Case of the Global Fund for Women
Responding to Disaster Recovery and Beyond
The Case of the Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health, a Special Project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Gleaning Lessons for Change
Lessons for the Road
Afterword: Race and Social Justice Maya Wiley
Appendixes
Words You Need to Know to Read This Book
Lobbying John Pomeranz
Ten Questions to Consider Asking Inside Your Foundation
Where to Turn for Next Steps
Notes
Index
Center for Community Change
About the Project Director
About the Author

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