ERIC Number: ED312368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Supporting Low Income Neighborhood Organizations. A Guide for Community Foundations.
Mayer, Steven E.; Scheie, David M.
Community foundations can be effective vehicles for channeling support to low income neighborhood organizations. This document comprises a guide for community foundations to help them develop their grantmaking and programming skills and to connect with other elements of community leadership. Chapter 1, "Why Support Low Income Neighborhood Organizations?" introduces the reader to neighborhood organizations and presents rationales for community foundation support of low income neighborhood organizations. Chapter 2, "Structuring the Program," gives guidance in developing a grantmaking program for neighborhood organizations. Chapter 3, "Helping Neighborhood Organizations Become Effective," describes what community foundations can do beyond grantmaking to help neighborhood organizations become effective. Chapter 4, "Expanding the Community Foundation's Capacities," presents features of a neighborhood grant program that will expand a community foundation's own capabilities, as well as increase support from within the community for low income self-help activity. Chapter 5, "Neighborhood Projects on a Shoestring," describes the range of neighborhood projects supported by community foundations in the Community Foundations and Neighborhoods Small Grants Program in detail, and presents hallmarks of successful projects. Chapter 6, "Assessing the Effectiveness of a Neighborhoods Program," is a checklist that can be used by community foundations and neighborhood groups in planning, evaluating, and training. The appendices comprise a list of neighborhood grants programs in eight community foundations and a partial list of institutions supportive of low income neighborhood-based organizations. (FMW)
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Grantsmanship, Low Income Groups, Neighborhood Improvement, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Guides
Rainbow Research, Inc., 1406 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Rainbow Research, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.