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Oct 27, 2016

Following the Money: A Discussion of Community Development

Philanthropic grants have become an increasingly important source of revenue for many U.S. communities. A new episode of the Economy Matters podcast looks at a new Atlanta Fed tool to track where these grants go and the trends they depict. podcast

Sep 06, 2016

Following the Money

Foundation grants are an important source of funding in the CED field, but are small and economically distressed metro areas at a disadvantage? To find out, the Atlanta and Philadelphia Feds coauthored a paper and developed an interactive data tool to analyze grant funding across hundreds of U.S. cities.

May 16, 2014

The Power of Collective Impact

The economic and social challenges that affect the geographically large, diverse Appalachia region are too complex for an individual organization to address. Over 200 local and regional funding entities have formed the Appalachia Funders Network to make a greater impact, reports Partners Update.

Jun 18, 2012

Power in Partnerships: Addressing Workforce Development Challenges

Workforce development issues require collaboration across sectors and geographies. Damian Thorman, national program director at the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation, discusses the importance of public, private, and philanthropic partnerships in addressing local and regional workforce challenges.

Mar 11, 2010

Sweet Charity: Foundations as a Source for Community and Economic Development

The overlap between economic development and philanthropy is growing. While we most often think of foundations as being involved in community development, they play increasingly more important roles in economic development. Douglas W. Nelson, retired president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, talks about how foundations can support economic development as sources of flexible capital and data-driven policy advocacy.