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Community Foundations Addressing Poverty in their Communities: Toolkit

In April 2010 TCFN and GFCF held a peer event in Riga, Latvia that offered participants the opportunity to explore their work in reducing poverty.


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Community Foundations: Have We Been Slow To Take Up Social Justice Issues? 

Carolyn Milne (2001) TCFN

Virtual and actual site visits to community foundations in Siberia, England and Northern Ireland prompt a reflection on why community foundations have generally been slow to demonstrate leadership on social justice issues. It is possible that our strengths (objectivity, breadth, facilitation, for example) contribute to our lack of leadership in creating a civil society. The chronic tension between our roles of grantmaker, community leader and fund developer may prevent us from taking risks. In some respects, the concepts of charity and justice may pull us in opposite directions. We are challenged to learn from colleagues who have “pushed the envelope” and develop a continuum of action on social justice that would encourage community foundations to be more deliberate in their self-assessment and consideration of social
justice opportunities.

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The Balance Between Bonding And Bridging Across Sectors, Discipline And Race

Olga Alexeeva (TCFN)

The bridging role of community foundations is extremely important. But do all community foundations play this role? Is bridging a natural part of community foundation life and development?

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