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Strategically Furthering Purpose and Impact

As CEO of Knapp Community Care Foundation, Yvonne “Bonnie” Gonzalez  applies forward thinking to bring more funding to better the health of Rio Grande Mid Valley communities in holistic and sustainable ways. The Knapp Community Care Foundation, a health conversion foundation created in late 2012, provides grants for services within the Rio Grande Mid Valley.... Read More

Part 2: How Funders Can Strengthen Connections To Community; Calibrating Your Role for Success

As practitioners, advisors and consultants to funders, conveners and conductors of community collaboration, we have observed collaboration and collective impact in communities across the country. From our on-the-ground experience, we have seen it done well, and not so well. The first of this two-blog series provided several guideposts for how funders can better see the... Read More

Part 1: How Funders Can Strengthen Connections To Community; Seeing Your Community and Navigating Relationships

As practitioners, advisors and consultants to funders, conveners and conductors of community collaboration, we have observed collaboration and collective impact in communities across the country. From our on-the-ground experience, we have seen it done well, and not so well. In this first of a two-blog series, we’ll provide several guideposts about how funders can better... Read More

3 Immediate Steps Funders Can Take To Move Towards Racial Equity

Diversity and racial equity touch on every aspect of a foundation’s work. In the blog posts: Developing a Shared Language and Introducing an Anti-Racist Intersectional Frame, we discussed how philanthropy can advance racial equity. Now, here are three ways to start doing racial equity work in real time: 1. Look internally Before trying to deepen... Read More

Our Family Foundation’s Approach To Trust-Based Philanthropy

One of our grantees said, the greatest gift you can give another person is trust. Thus, when I started thinking about how to share our experiences with trust-based philanthropy, I first thought about hearing our grantees’ perspectives. This defines our philanthropic philosophy: working collectively to inspire possibility, innovation and sustainable outcomes. Engaging in trust-based philanthropy... Read More