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Where’s the Community in Community Foundations?

The mission statements of most community foundations (CFs) reflect a desire to improve the community.  Their newsletters and annual reports, even their stationery, contain such tag lines as “Promoting sustainable communities,” or “Creating communities for good!” or “Connecting people,” or “Building Tomorrow’s Community.” CFs openly describe their institutions as a [...]

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  • Philanthropy has much to offer in contributing to progress in all the areas in which it puts forth commitment, resources, and skills.  Making progress in “racial equity” or “social justice” is also possible, but difficult.  [...]

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