Building a Stronger Regional Safety Net

Philanthropy's Role

Report

This analysis combines an original data set of foundation grants for social services with interviews that assess the role of foundations in supporting the suburban social safety net in the Atlanta, Chicago, Denver and Detroit regions.

January 1, 2011

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Supporting Vulnerable Children and Families

Innovative Approaches for Individual Philanthropists and Small Family Foundations

Report

There is no better time than today for a philanthropist to learn how to expand their horizons and join forces with every potential partner in every sector — including business and government.

December 3, 2011

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Organic Philanthropy

Small Investments, Big Results

Report

In this report, the Casey Foundation introduces a new approach — Organic Philanthropy — aimed at propelling and sustaining positive community change. Readers will see this practice in action, as Casey recounts how it leveraged local resources and modest seed money to revitalize and expand aid for disadvantaged families in Native American and Southern-border communities.  

January 1, 2009

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Small Investments, Big Changes

A 10-Year Review of the Casey Fellows' Mini-Grants Program

Report

This report summarizes 10 years of the Fellows Alumni Network mini-grants history, alumni involvement and awards, from Casey's Children and Family Fellowship program.  

January 1, 2010

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A New Way To Give It Away

How a small grants program has engaged residents and achieved quick successes in Boston

Report

This report by The Diarist Project for the Casey Foundation documents lessons learned from use of flexible small grant funds to help engage residents in community change efforts during the early stages of the Making Connections initiative. 

February 1, 2006

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Investing in New Orleans

Lessons for Philanthropy in Public Housing Redevelopment

Report

This report ex­amines how philanthropy shaped the overall approach to community change and public housing development in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The document uses Casey’s role as an example and its per­spective on the process as a lens to focus on efforts that were results-oriented, resident-focused, multi-generational and economi­cally sustainable.

December 1, 2013

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Trying Out a Real Time Advocacy Self-Evaluation Process

Guidance and Considerations for KIDS COUNT Grantees

Brief

This brief describes an existing advocacy evaluation concept for policy work and discusses the pros and cons of how grantees could effectively test this real-time self-evaluation approach to document and support their advocacy work.

December 1, 2008

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Ensuring Success for Children with Incarcerated Parents

Brief

This guide, produced by the Association of Small Foundations, spotlights what we know (and don't know) about parental incarceration. In four fast pages, it arms funders with key discussion points, resources and real-world options for supporting these vulnerable families and preserving the priceless parent-child bond—even when that parent is behind bars. 

November 1, 2008

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