Community philanthropy is a field in expansion throughout the world – the number of community philanthropy organizations has more than doubled between 2000 and 2014. We asked Natalie Ross (COF) and Nick Deychakiwsky (Mott) to share on a few key initiatives that show this behind-the-scenes work.
The Community Foundation Atlas is the most comprehensive directory of the world’s community foundation movement ever published. Ansis Bērziņš (Community Foundation Movement in Latvia) shares how the new resource helped illuminate the field during a recent meeting with people willing to initiate new community foundations in Latvia.
Today at the 2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations, an international research collaboration unveiled the Community Foundation Atlas, the most comprehensive directory of the world’s community foundation movement that has ever been published. The online platform maps the identities, locations, assets, roles and achievements of place-based philanthropies around the world.
We asked the GFCF’s executive director, Jenny Hodgson, to tell us more about the recently-established Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy (GACP), and to share her thoughts on the next 30 years of community philanthropy, and what the Community Foundation Atlas might mean for the movement.
The world’s first comprehensive atlas of the community foundation movement will provide an unprecedented opportunity for community foundations and community philanthropy organisations worldwide to increase their visibility to a much wider audience including peers, policy makers and potential funders. Organisations can share their work and effectiveness by taking a brief survey.