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Foundation Diversity Policies and Practices Toolkit

Publication date: 
05/2009
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.
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Investing in Our Communities: Strategies for Immigrant Integration

Publication date: 
12/2006
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 describes how grantmakers at all levels can play an important leadership role on this issue. This toolkit for grantmakers draws on extensive research and interviews with hundreds of foundation, community, business, and government leaders. It incorporates academic research as well as policy and community-based concerns into a resource that also can inform the work of practitioners in the nonprofit, public, and...
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Going Beyond Grantmaking | Using External Help to Extend a Foundation's Core Compentencies and Increase Its Impact

The drive to achieve impact beyond grantmaking represents a paradigm shift in the way foundations seek to make social change. Consultants and other intermediaries have critical roles to play in extending and enhancing this impact.
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Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook

Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook: Leveraging Your Dollars by Alliance for Justice is designed to provide foundations with the information they need to both fund and conduct advocacy. The Playbook provides examples of how foundation investments have generated meaningful policy change, as well as links to other publications and fact sheets that will allow foundation leaders to quickly answer their questions and access additional information.
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Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth

As a nation of immigrants, the United States has benefited tremendously from the talents, values, and contributions of newcomers to our shores. In the face of immense barriers, many undocumented youth have exhibited exemplary perseverance, work ethic, and leadership. Yet hurdles and challenges remain. Many educators, counselors, and school leaders have expressed interest in learning how to better support all children so that they can achieve educational and economic success – regardless of actual or perceived immigration status. Informed by research and promising practices, the U.S...

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