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Cultivating Community Engagement


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2011–December 31, 2012
  • Location Accord, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant to CFLeads provides partial support for the first phase of the Cultivating Community Engagement project. The project has the following objectives: 1) locate 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. The project’s first phase will consist of: 1) two, in-person and one virtual meeting of a panel of approximately 30 experts; and 2) production and dissemination of a roadmap for community foundations that want to strengthen their community engagement capacity to engage a broad citizenry to solve local problems. CFLeads is a national learning cooperative that advocates for and advances the practice of community leadership among community foundations.