How can I learn about societal/community needs?

How do small foundations scan?

For starters, they venture into the community, listen to grantees, talk with community leaders and residents, review publications, and commission research and reports. Foundations have the privilege and opportunity to talk with almost anyone in a community.

Pick up the phone or send an e-mail, and you may well find that doors open for you.

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