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Changing from the Inside Out: Calgary Foundation’s Journey to Strengthen Relationships with Indigenous Communities

February 18, 2020

This case study has been developed as a part of Investing in Native Communities, a joint project of Candid and Native Americans in Philanthropy. Learn about how the Calgary Foundation is taking active steps to change its internal culture and build relationships with Indigenous communities.

Teaming Up For Advocacy: How To Effectively Use A Collaborative To Drive Change

January 22, 2020

This guide captures the wisdom of philanthropic leaders who have participated in multi-party advocacy collaboratives. It synthesizes information to dig deeper and understand the pain points and levers of success tied to funding advocacy and donor collaboratives. Examples have been anonymized to ensure candor and clarity, as well as to broaden the appeal and applicability of wisdom derived from a specific collaborative example. Each bite-sized chapter is intended to make this work easy to reference and share, and to read as a full body of work or in pieces as is helpful and relevant to your work.

Decidiendo Juntos: Transferencia De Poder Y Recursos Mediante El Proceso Participativo De Otorgamiento De Donativos

December 4, 2019

En este documento titulado "Decidiendo juntos: Transferencia de poder y recursos mediante el proceso participativo de otorgamiento de donativos", examinamos por qué y cómo implementan los donantes la asignación participativa de donativos y transfieren el poder a las comunidades que reciben el impacto de sus decisiones de financiamiento. Con ejemplos y reflexiones de un grupo diverso de donantes, exploramos los beneficios, los desafíos y los modelos del enfoque participativo de financiamiento.

Improving Healthcare by Investing in the Future of Nursing

September 16, 2019

This GrantCraft case study, developed for Candid's Scholarships for Change portal (scholarshipsforchange.org), explores Jonas Philanthropies investments in the futures of nurses. In 2008, Barbara and Donald Jonas decided to focus their philanthropy on nursing education leadership at the doctoral level through the Jonas Scholars program. 

Leading Change

September 16, 2019

This GrantCraft case study, developed for Candid's Scholarships for Change portal (scholarshipsforchange.org), explores Ford Foundation's International Fellowships Program, a 10-year initiative that began in 2001. After a long, productive history in scholarship support, the Ford Foundation mobilized professional development of social justice leaders from vulnerable and under-represented communities around the world. 

A Legacy of Breaking Barriers

September 16, 2019

This GrantCraft case study, developed for Candid's Scholarships for Change portal (scholarshipsforchange.org), explores The Jackie Robinson Foundation's Scholars Program. The Foundation was created in Jackie Robinson's name to perpetuate his impact and remembrance. The Foundation's programming has grown considerably over the past 45 years, yet the Scholars Program remains centered around long-term commitment.

Creating a Safety Net to Increase College Completion

September 16, 2019

This GrantCraft case study, developed for Candid's Scholarships for Change portal (scholarshipsforchange.org), explores Ascendium Education Group's emergency grant program that helps students complete college. With five decades of experience providing student loans, Ascendium launched its philanthropy program designed to increase college access and completion for low-income populations and underrepresented groups. The case study explores how Ascendium implemented and scaled their direct support.

A Continent of Change

September 16, 2019

This GrantCraft case study, developed for Candid's Scholarships for Change portal (scholarshipsforchange.org), explores Mastercard Foundation's Scholarship program which supports students across Africa. Working with partner organizations, the foundation provides access to secondary education and higher education for young Africans who have demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to serving their communities. 

Fulfilling the Promise of the American Dream

September 16, 2019

This GrantCraft case study, developed for Candid's Scholarships for Change portal (scholarshipsforchange.org), explores how TheDream.US supports Dreamers in the United States. TheDream.US scholars has made college possible for thousands of Dreamers who are unable to access federal aid. Through partnerships with higher education institutions, TheDream.US has enabled scholars to pursue higher education and provides them with additional supports.

Fulfilling the Promise of New Americans to Shape A Nation

September 16, 2019

This GrantCraft case study, developed for Candid's Scholarships for Change portal (scholarshipsforchange.org), explores The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. The Fellowship allows recipients to graduate with an education that would help accelerate their careers and their ability to make an impact in the world. Additionally, the Fellowships give Fellows and their families reassurance that their chosen field, regardless of its prestige or stability, is one of worth.

Transforming America Through Community Engagement

September 16, 2019

This GrantCraft case study, developed for Candid's Scholarships for Change portal (scholarshipsforchange.org), explores the Bonner Foundation's  Bonner program—a service-based scholarship program. The scholarship targets high financial need students and affords them the opportunity to serve their community during college and through internships. This case study explores how the Bonner program was designed and the impact it has created.

Increasing College Completion for Generational Change

September 16, 2019

This GrantCraft case study, developed for Candid's Scholarships for Change portal (scholarshipsforchange.org), explores the Lebron James Family Foundation's I Promise program. The I Promise program supports students at every step in their academic journey, starting from elementary education through college preparedness. This case study details the formation of the program, the I Promise School, and the impact made on students in Akron.