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Investing in the Power of Young People: 20 Years of Philanthropic Support for Youth Organizing

Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) has released its 2020 Funder Scan which evaluates the critical role philanthropy has played in shoring up a youth organizing field poised to meet the multiple challenges of this moment. This report is part of FCYO’s 2020 National Youth Organizing Field Scan, a series of four reports that together offer an in-depth look into a field that has grown in significant ways over the last two decades.

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Why Redistricting Matters

Vitalyst Health Foundation has released a policy brief which describes the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (AIRC) and discusses which eight of Arizona’s 19 charter cities conduct their own local process. The brief also explores the multiple ways people can engage to provide input so that community well-being can get the representation and resources it deserves.

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Funding Opportunities to Reduce Violence

The Alliance for Safety and Justice, a crime prevention and victim support organization, released a report detailing the grant opportunities for community-focused safety and violence prevention as a result of the $1.9 trillion stimulus and COVID-19 relief bill.

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All Hands on Mission

Allegany Franciscan Ministries is a mission-driven grantmaker whose staff, board, and community volunteers strive to understand and connect with the realities faced by the marginalized communities served by the organization.

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Policy Matters: How the Affordable Care Act Has Changed Our Grantmaking

Health reform is not for the faint of heart. When we began drafting this article, it took shape as a reflective piece on the ways in which the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) had affected our grantmaking.

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Building a Field for Health Equity Advocacy: Reflections from a Grantee-Driven Approach

The Colorado Trust believes that all Coloradans should have fair and equal opportunities to lead healthy, productive lives regardless of race, ethnicity, income, or where we live.

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2016 Lauren LeRoy Health Policy Lecture: Manuel Pastor

 No Longer at Ease… Making Change for Health in an Uncertain Next America Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and director of both the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, discusses demographic, economic, and political changes…

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Promoting Health Equity through Paid Leave

Universal paid family and medical leave promotes health equity by improving health and well-being across the life span and reducing socioeconomic disparities.

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Policy Engagement by Local Health Funders

Policies made at the local level have a tremendous influence on people’s health. Our new publication explores how health funders inform and influence local policy decisions that play a critical role in shaping community health and well-being.

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Measuring the Impact of Policy-Focused Work: Difficult but Necessary

What do we know about what works to improve the complex U.S. health care system? How can we spread what works in one setting to other states, health systems, and provider groups? What can we do to move the policy discussion forward and ensure that they are grounded in evidence?

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2016 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Paul Rieckhoff

 Paul Rieckhoff, Founder and CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, discusses the pressing health challenges facing veterans and issues a call to action to philanthropy to invest in the well-being of post-9/11 veterans. Listen to his speech, “We Are Vets Rising,” delivered at the 2016 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy.  

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All Politics are Local: Preemption and Public Health

To accelerate progress toward healthier communities, one of the most important things foundations can do is protect local control by helping their grantees, policymakers, public health advocates and the general public “get smart” about preemption.

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