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Fusing Arts, Culture and Social Change: High Impact Strategies for Philanthropy examines the role of the arts in engaging, educating, and building communities and addressing social, economic, environmental, and other injustices
Bolder Advocacy, an Alliance for Justice Initiative, has collected all their resources in one place to support immigrants' rights advocacy groups working on policy goals ranging from federal policy reform to voter mobilization. Their online toolkit offers information in both English and in Spanish.

Investing in Our Communities: Strategies for Immigrant Integration, published by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees in 2006, is a succinct, easy-to-understand guide that de

Trend or Tipping Point: Arts & Social Change Grantmaking assembles a first-time portrait of arts funders, social change funders, and others supporting civic engagement and social change through arts and cultural strategies.
This Center for Evaluation Innovation brief produced in collaboration with ORS Impact summarizes 10 theories grounded in social science about how policy change happens.
Videos, photos and more from a special invite-only event with Robert B. Reich.
In 2008, in its quest to improve the effectiveness of its grants portfolio and institutional operations, The California Endowment contracted with Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) to complete an internal assessment of its diversity policies and practices.
For more than a decade, Northern California Grantmakers has partnered with the California Budget Project to inform members about the annual budgets that impact underserved communities and grantees they serve.
The Opportunity Agenda, launched in 2006 with the mission of building the national will to expand opportunity in America, created the Vision, Values and Voice toolkit to help social justice communications campaigns tap into the comic book superhero zeitgeist to advance its messaging.

This Foundation Review article explores the multiple approaches that foundations can use to advance racial equity, focusing on a specific set of approaches used by the Minnesota-based Northwest Are