This post to Exponent Philanthropy’s blog by Jennie Riley of the Rx Foundation describes the value and impact of the foundation’s shift toward funding advocacy, organizing, and citizen-engagement capacity.
Prevention Institute recently published this report which proposes an approach to addressing park and green space inequities that prioritizes building power among people closest to the problem so that they can drive policy and systems change solutions.
This guide, created by Trust-Based Philanthropy Project, is a useful starting point for funders who want to explore or deepen their commitment to trust-based philanthropy. It can also spark deeper discussions at grantmaking organizations around the role of leadership and staff in upholding a trust-based culture.
Much like how trust-based philanthropy advocates for funders to partner in a spirit of service to grantee partners, it equally encourages boards to see their role as partners — both to the foundation’s leadership and to its staff. This can be embodied in several ways that invite a more trust-based, meaningful, and joyful approach to serving on a foundation board.
Based on BoardSource’s 2021 survey of nonprofit leaders, Leading with Intent: BoardSource Index of Nonprofit Board Practices, provides benchmarking data on board composition, culture, and practices. It also offers a framework for exploring key questions
A user-friendly, interactive resource, the tool is designed to help key stakeholders center equity and community engagement in oral health policy agenda-setting. It is flexible and can be used to foster important advocacy conversations or analyze a specific piece of legislation or a comprehensive policy agenda.
The scan identified and engaged 100 new Produce Prescription Programs, examining data related to program eligibility and operations, partnership development, program longevity, prescription redemption mechanism, funding sources and more, as well as conducting interviews with 19 of the program operators and reviewing news articles, reports and policy briefs, and program implementation guides.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on people living with substance use disorder. The NIHCM Foundation recently released a new infographic with analysis of the latest data and trends for overdose deaths.
This issue brief provides an overview of the key issues around caregiver support, describes some of the work the foundation is funding to address these issues, and invites others to join them in developing the next generation of solutions to address this increasingly important issue.