The Hellman Foundation believes that our community’s best shot at solving our toughest problems is when we come together to combine the power of diverse perspectives to co-create and implement solutions.
The Hellman Collaborative Change Initiative was inspired by Warren Hellman, who relished tackling tough local challenges, particularly those that demanded risk-taking and persistence. His problem-solving approach brought colleagues, friends, adversaries, and total strangers to the table to grapple with thorny issues. Building on this legacy, the Hellman Foundation has created the Hellman Collaborative Change Initiative to bolster the work of collaborative ventures to reach ambitious goals.
Launched in 2014, the pilot of this Initiative is now in its second year. During 2015, the Foundation will provide support to a small number of collaborations in San Francisco and Alameda Counties to bolster their potential for game-changing impact. The Hellman Foundation will provide grants up to a total of $400,000 over two years to cross-sector collaborative groups working towards an ambitious goal and facing a discrete hurdle and/or timely opportunity.
The deadline for submission of a Statement of Interest is Thursday, March 19th.