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Strengthening Community Foundation Boards


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2005
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

BoardSource is using Mott support to build the leadership skills of community foundation board members. Since 2002, it has developed and disseminated a training curriculum and materials to enhance and strengthen the leadership of community foundation boards.Funding will enable BoardSource to continue providing training to community foundations at the Council on Foundation’s (COF) annual Community Foundation Conference, as well as provide customized training to individual community foundation boards and staff; disseminate a self-assessment tool for community foundation boards; and publish articles on board governance.Since the project’s inception, the number of community foundation clients has nearly doubled. During the past year, BoardSource provided technical assistance and training to 10 community foundations; and provided training to board and staff members at two institutes sponsored by COF in California and at a training session held at the annual Community Foundation Conference.