Local Initatives, Local Results

Local Initatives, Local Results

The Wyncote Foundation enlisted 8 Bridges Workshop to write a new report on the organizations and initiatives that are trying new things in local communities. Building Stronger Communities Through Media: Innovations in Local Journalism, Public Media, and Storytelling profiles nine examples of projects making a difference in communities with local support. This report follows the 2018 Wyncote report profiling nine local grantmakers’ media funding strategies. By providing information about groundbreaking work across the United States, together these reports broaden the pool of examples that can inform grantmaking strategy and inspire deeper investment.

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Philanthropy Beyond Grantmaking

Philanthropy Beyond Grantmaking

A new Minnesota nonprofit, the Venn Foundation, is offering a streamlined approach to using an underutilized tool in philanthropists’ tool kits. Venn aims to provide philanthropic organizations and foundation with the outside expertise and legal structure that will allow them to make more loans. Specifically, Venn will focus on facilitating program-related investments (PRIs): below-market-rate loans that can provide flexible working capital for a range of causes. 

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