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ON THE GROUND



Issue 2: February 2018

On the Ground 2019 Announcement

Grassroots Grantmakers Recognized
as Leader in Field

Bike Shop Helping Neighborhood
Tackle Crime, Economic Issues

Neighborhoods Matter

Why Voter Turnout Still is a Concern -- and What You Can Do About It

Q&A with the New Executive Director

 

On the Ground 2019 Announcement

Grassroots Grantmakers is pleased to announce that we are planning for our 2019 “On The Ground” national conference. We’ve selected the host city of Indianapolis and the month of July to relaunch our unique professional development and networking event. Learn why “On The Ground” is not your typical conference —and how you can get involved.
 
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Grassroots Grantmakers Recognized as Leader in Field


Grassroots Grantmakers is a national leader in advancing the awareness and practice of “participatory grantmaking,” according to a Ford Foundation-commissioned report by Dr. Cynthia Gibson. Gibson indicates that funders, particularly those that are public- or place-based, should involve recipients of philanthropy support at various degrees of the funders’ decision-making processes. Learn why she and Grassroots Grantmakers believe this approach improves community outcomes and advances the field of philanthropy.
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Bike Shope Helping Neighborhood
Tackle Crime, Economic Issues


As part of Grassroots Grantmakers’ focus on residents and the communities they love, we’re highlighting resident-led initiatives helping to transform those communities. In this feature, read about an Indianapolis neighborhood with a bike shop whose value goes beyond the services the business provides.
 
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Neighborhoods Matter


Neighborhoods matter. It's one of the driving forces of Grassroots Grantmakers, and a look at the recently released tool The Opportunity Atlas reinforces this belief. The Opportunity Atlas' empirical research, complementary tools and data resources -- along with other, related research -- can help us examine how best to invest in opportunity equality. Find out how this information can inform efforts to enhance upward mobility for all.
Resource: The Opportunity Atlas

Why Voter Turnout Still is a Concern -- and What You Can Do About It

Exercising the right to vote is the most fundamental act in a democratic society and one of the most critical measures of civic engagement. Despite reported gains made in voter turnout during the 2018 elections, many residents who are eligible to vote continue to be marginalized and disenfranchised from the voting process. Read why Grassroots Grantmakers believes too many residents still are not voting — and what strategies can increase civic engagement in America.
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Q&A with the New Executive Director

In October 2018 Grassroots Grantmakers announced to its membership the hiring of new Executive Director Roderick Wheeler. In this Q&A, learn more about Wheeler’s personal story — and his vision and priorities for adding “value to not only those we serve, but to the field of philanthropy and community organizing efforts as a whole.”
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About Grassroots Grantmakers

Grassroots Grantmakers is a national membership organization comprised of place-based funders, advocacy organizations, community organizers, and residents that values and leverages resident and civic engagement as a catalyst for creating and driving sustainable community improvement strategies.

We believe that effective community investment strategies – public, private, or philanthropic – must include residents to leverage community assets and the resources needed to transform vulnerable communities and address social, racial, and economic justice issues that stifle positive place-based change efforts.

Grassroots Grantmakers provides education and engagement opportunities for its members to improve and maximize community investment strategies while also developing and promoting effective grassroots leadership and organizing strategies. By leveraging community investments and resident leadership, Grassroots Grantmakers believes, together, we will help transform communities while addressing critical issues facing our residents.
 
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