Finally, there’s no doubt that foundation investments in advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement have substantial, tangible benefits for families and communities.
Most foundations in the sector don’t fund strategies that have been proven to lead to tangible lasting benefits for marginalized and underserved communities by addressing root causes of social problems.
Through its Grantmaking for Community Impact Project, NCRP examined the impact of 110 advocacy-oriented nonprofits in seven different parts of the country, and documented beyond a shadow of a doubt that foundation investments in high-impact strategies such as advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement have substantial, tangible benefits for families and communities. In fact, the ROI is $115 to $1.
Leveraging Limited Dollars: How Grantmakers Achieve Tangible Results summarizes the findings of the research series and offers concrete ways that grantmakers can begin or expand support for positive social change.