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Cultivating Community Engagement


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2013–December 31, 2014
  • Location Accord, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant provides partial support for the second phase of the Cultivating Community Engagement project. The project has the following objectives: 1) uncover and document practices among community foundations that promote and support stronger citizen engagement in shaping the community’s future; 2) test the identified practices through a peer learning network in which network participants adopt and adapt the new practices; and 3) refine and disseminate recommendations on best practices and examples of effective community engagement to community foundation professionals. In its first phase, a 34-person panel was recruited and convened. The panel oversaw and contributed to the development of a case statement and key practices for community engagement by community foundations. In the second phase, the panel’s findings will be finalized, tested through a peer learning network, refined, and disseminated. CFLeads is a national learning cooperative that advocates for and advances the practice of community leadership among community foundations.