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Galvanizing Sustainable Development Goals Engagement Among Community Foundations


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2024–December 31, 2025
  • Location Accord, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The goal of the project is to advance the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by community foundations in the U.S. as a means to enhance their community leadership role. CFLeads will begin the project by developing a case statement for U.S. community foundation engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals. It will then establish a community of practice of 10 community foundations with varied experience in applying the goals to their work. Over the course of two years, through a guided peer learning process, these community foundations will help the grantee develop a tool for aligning a community foundation’s work with the goals and executing an implementation plan. The grantee will also create a strategy and program for engaging community foundations in learning opportunities around the goals as well as a document that demonstrates the relevance and importance of tying the work to activate the goals to community leadership practices. CFLeads is a U.S.-based national network of community foundations committed to community leadership.