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It Takes a Journalist: Impact Report

May 20, 2022

Free speech, free markets and free elections are under attack across the world. Authoritarian leaders are becoming bolder. And the dangers are all too clear -- Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has destroyed lives and threatens to destabilize our world order.These trends are daunting. But they are not the full story. Thanks to supporters like you -- who understand the power and importance of journalists as defenders of democracy -- we are fighting back.

Shaping the Global Future Together

May 10, 2022

The Atlantic Council has never been more robust operationally, substantively, or financially in its sixty-year history. This comes at a time when our work has never been more crucial in the face of complex, daunting, and worldwide challenges.

Opportunity + Equity: A Time of Transformation

May 9, 2022

The two crisis years of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought dizzying changes, not only to how we all live and work but also to what we need to do to build the community of opportunity and equity that we envision.Great thinkers and leaders from Albert Einstein to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King have long emphasized that crisis can and must be the impetus for positive change. Surely, this is true of our time. In 2020-22, amidst tragic losses and glaringly revealed inequities, our deep social and racial divisions have been so inescapable as to lead many to commit to do more and to do things differently.This can be a time of transformation. Whether we all make it so here in Greater New Haven will determine much about the future of our community. For The Foundation, these last two yearshave been about transforming what we do and how we do it, both to continue to address the urgent needs and deep inequities stemming from COVID-19 and to more fully "inspire, support, inform, listen to and collaborate with the people and organizations of Greater New Haven" in the words of our mission statement.Transformation means many things at The Foundation. We are centering racial equity across all of our work. We are advancing economic as well as social solutions to the community's challenges. We are engaging community members more broadly and deeply, listening in new ways to those close to the issues we seek to address and empowering them with the authority and resources to act on their ideas.We are building a culture that embraces innovation so we can respond better to the rapidly changing dynamics in our community. The many ways in which these changes are reflected in our work are described throughout this annual report. At the same time, the pages that follow detail how The Foundation is building on our proud 94-year legacy of work with local donors and nonprofits, including receiving the largest gift in The Foundation's history this past year for the benefit of four vitally important local organizations.In addition to doing things differently, we are doing more. With the continuing extraordinary support of our donors and the unprecedented supplemental extraction from certain of our endowments under our Stepping Forward initiative, The Foundation will have an incremental $15 million in discretionary resources in 2021-23 to address the impacts of COVID-19 and to advance racial equity. Stepping Forward launched in early 2021. Its impact is reflected in all that is described in the pages of this annual report as well.In 2022, The Foundation is reviewing our plans and strategies and considering adjustments we may need to make in order to most effectively support meaningful transformation in our community going forward.As we do so, we see clear signs of genuine and important transformation. This annual report details three examples:While New Haven has long taken justifiable pride in the theatrical, musical, artistic and historic assets that make our area the cultural capital of Connecticut, the focus is shifting today. A movement to prioritize artists, creatives and different cultural traditions is beginning to transform how we think about our cultural life. Today, our community is increasingly about "cultural equity."A new generation of leadership voices is emerging in our community. Bringing diverse perspectives and new ideas about what equity really looks like, these changemakers are challenging traditional ways of thinking and beginning to set a new agenda.With New Haven growing and private investment increasing, the public/ private agenda in our community is increasingly focused on ensuring that the benefits of our growth are widely shared. "Inclusive growth" is beginning to replace "economic development" on the short list of our community's major priorities.

Rise Against Hunger 2021 Annual Report

May 5, 2022

Rise Against Hunger has made great strides in the fight against hunger since our founding in 1998. We are proud to share our achievements in the areas of nourishing lives, responding to crisis and creating sustainable solutions to hunger in our annual report.

2021 Annual Report: Face the Data. Change the World.

May 4, 2022

This annual report details the ambitious projects Bloomberg Philanthropies has supported in the Arts, Education, the Environment, Government Innovation, Public Health, and the Greenwood Initiative, which aims to accelerate the pace of Black wealth accumulation, as well as special Founder's Projects and Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono consultancy that works in cities around the world. This work spanned 941 cities and 173 countries to save and improve lives. At the beginning of 2021, everyone was hopeful that the year would bring a "return to normal." But as the most urgent challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic began to slowly recede, it was all too clear that we needed to aspire to something better. That was especially apparent in areas where Covid-19 had increased the severity of existing issues — leading to a surge in overdose deaths, causing disastrous learning loss for students who were falling behind well before the pandemic, revealing the tragic consequences of a health care system that is rife with racial inequity, and much more.

Gates Cambridge Trust Annual Report 2021

May 4, 2022

The Gates Cambridge Trust's Annual Report 2021 includes a summary of the Trust's work during the year and the impact of our scholars and alumni in Cambridge and across the world. You can also read about our 20th anniversary celebrations, the many activities of our scholars and alumni, our impact in numbers and our financial position.

2021: Our Road to Equity--a Year in Review

May 3, 2022

Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)—and its affiliates, The Indianapolis Foundation and Hamilton County Community Foundation—IMPACT Central Indiana and Women's Fund of Central Indiana are a $1 billion collective of philanthropic organizations committed to making Central Indiana a community where all individuals have equitable opportunity to reach their full potential—no matter place, race or identity. Each organization has a unique strategic plan to advance this goal within the communities it serves. The collective support of our Equity Partners makes this work possible. 

Building Forward Together: GCIR 2021 Annual Report

April 13, 2022

Founded in 1990, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) is the nation's only immigrant-focused philanthropy-supporting organization (PSO). GCIR works with our 130 member institutions, the 1,200 individual grantmakers in our network, our partners in the field, and other PSOs to mobilize funder resources on the most pressing issues facing immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.

Global Detroit 2020 – 2021 Impact Report

April 12, 2022

Global Detroit is a national leader advocating for and executing strategies to drive equitable local, regional and statewide economic growth through immigrant inclusion. We continue to develop and lead programs centered on global talent, entrepreneurship and neighborhoods with the aim of demonstrating their potential for large-scale impact. We also continue to conduct groundbreaking research, drive policy and serve as a leading advocate for immigrant inclusion as a strategy to build prosperity for everyone in Southeast Michigan.

Powering a Better World: The VF Foundation Impact Report Fiscal Year 2021

April 7, 2022

At VF Corporation, we've always been committed to being more than an apparel and footwear company. And with so much going on in the world over the past year, we've never been more certain of how important it is to be purpose led in everything we do. As we watched the effects of the pandemic take a toll on communities across the globe, we deepened our commitment to leveraging our resources and expertise for good. We supported and empowered the individuals and organizations who not only were already hard at work, but who were ready to change direction and create impact in new ways as COVID-19 and the spotlight on social justice changed the world.Together, VF Corporation's family of brands and The VF Foundation donated more than $24 million in monetary and product donations to positively impact millions of people and the planet we share.This report will introduce you to some of the organizations we partnered with in FY 2021 and highlight the innovative ways they turned our grant funding into impact. As we continue building on our legacy of giving, we remain committed to listening, learning and powering relationships that generate tangible results to help create a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

Council of Michigan Foundations 2021 Annual Report: Together on the Journey

March 31, 2022

CMF's 2021 Annual Report: Together on the Journey illustrates the innovative leadership of our members in the areas of Equity, People, Practice and Policy and how CMF is championing the work of Michigan philanthropy as we continue to live into our Equity at the Center strategic framework.As you will see in this edition, 2021 was a year of reimagination and deepened commitment for CMF and our community of philanthropy. Together, we:Created spaces to advance personal and organizational equity journeys.Supported the next generation of philanthropy leaders and emerging leaders through youth philanthropy programming and resources, a revamped mentoring program and member-sponsored fellowships.Convened ad hoc working groups, bringing together deep expertise, research and new partners to address our most pressing issues.Piloted new efforts to inform long-term strategies to move the needle on systemic change.Deepened connections with local and state policymakers to partner in navigating incoming federal COVID relief dollars to shape equitable investments.Commissioned research to provide data to the field to inform data-driven conversations.We are deeply grateful for all in our community of philanthropy who engage and support these efforts, in service to the communities we serve, our state and our field.

Rian Immigrant Center 2021 Year in Review

March 15, 2022

At the time of print, Russia is waging war in Ukraine, and the humanitarian, refugee crises in Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Haiti, Central America and elsewhere weigh heavy. The pandemic has resulted in deep loss and pain for so many – and disproportionally on marginalized immigrant families. It's a dark picture. In this context, we share a summary of the work of our immigration legal, education, resource and support services, advocacy, and international learning exchange teams. Our hearts are full of gratitude for your support - our donors, foundations, government and community partners. Thank you for standing in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors. We are grateful for our longstanding partnerships with Rosie's Place and the Boston Medical Center, and for being able to assist more immigrant patients at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless (with Health Law Advocates), and assisting more K-12 immigrant students in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville (with Enroot), Revere, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, and Winthrop.