Issue 5 Grantmaking Strategies

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Issue 5 Grantmaking Strategies

  1. 1. Issues Explorer #5:Grantmaking Strategies<br />
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  3. 3. Research and Demonstration Projects<br />Research begets funding – foundations looking for minimum investment should support research<br />Demonstration projects = great way to convince community of effectiveness, safety, reduction in homelessness<br />Examples: <br />Connecticut Supportive Housing Demonstration<br />Taking Health Care Home<br />
  4. 4. Convene and Collaborate<br />Collaborate via regional associations of grantmakers<br />Gives more leveraging power to smaller foundations<br />Good way to put muscle behind a particular population or program<br />Examples: <br />Pittsburgh<br />San Diego<br />
  5. 5. Public/Media Campaigns<br />Share your strategies with provides, policymakers, press<br />Stay on message in your giving and public statements<br />Invite other funders to adopt your message<br />Examples: <br />Building Tulsa, Building Lives<br />Heading Home Minnesota <br />
  6. 6. Ten Year Plans<br />Become a leader in your local Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness<br />Set a goal of reducing homelessness by XX% over next ten years<br />Examples: <br />Denver’s Road Home <br />Osteopathic Heritage Foundations<br />
  7. 7. Advocacy and Systems Change<br />It is allowable in many forms (i.e. won’t lose your tax exempt status)<br />Often most effective way to make lasting change<br />Key areas: health care reform, systems integration, service delivery<br />Examples: <br />Hilton Foundation<br />Campion Foundation<br />
  8. 8. Next Steps<br />Join Funders Together<br />Learn more about specific issues<br />Join or start a regional affiliate of Funder Together<br />Bring experts to your community<br />Determine the strategies that make sense for you<br />

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