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The New York Women’s Foundation: Executive Summary for the Evaluation of the NYC Fund for Girls & Young Women of Color

Type: Report

Coalitions as a Tool for Advocacy

Funders seeking to invest in broad social and system change frequently partner with advocacy organizations to advance issues through policy change rather than solely resourcing direct service organizations. Many funders take this investment further and seek to support coalition-building instead of simply resourcing individual organizations. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation engaged TCC Group to … Continued

From Risk to Reasons: A Guide for Communicating and Connecting with Black Women about HIV

ViiV Healthcare’s Risk to Reasons initiative is designed to reframe and refocus HIV prevention and care for Black women. Guided by advocates across the country, Risk to Reasons sets out to develop new messages, new messengers and new methods to increase awareness and action around HIV prevention and care to Black women of cis and trans experience. The initiative creates content, funds community action and connects advocates across the country to change the impact of HIV in Black communities and connect more Black women to prevention and care.
The Risk to Reasons guide was co-created by ViiV Healthcare and the Black Women’s Working Group to Reframe Risk. A committee of Black women living with and working in HIV collaborated with ViiV Healthcare to challenge existing HIV prevention approaches and develop new recommendations for communicating and connecting with Black women about HIV. We would like to thank the dedicated members of this group, many of whom are named in this report, as well as all the women who have generously shared their insights, ideas and experiences.

Equity and Evaluation: Models of How Equity Can and Does Impact Evaluation

The philanthropic and nonprofit fields, and organizations and individuals serving those fields, have shown an increasing focus on equity over the last few years [1]. Conversations have moved from murmurings to deeper engagement by institutions like Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Equitable Evaluation Initiative, which have explicitly published principles … Continued

Coordinated Funding: Lessons from a Place-Based Grantmaking Collaborative

In the Fall of 2010, five grantmakers serving Washtenaw County, Michigan, launched a “Coordinated Funding” model which they hoped would streamline grantmaking efforts, build partnerships, and increase effectiveness of the local health and human services sector. These funders, including the United Way of Washtenaw County, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, the City of Ann … Continued

Foundation Strategies to Inform Federal Policy in the United States

A Study to Support the Evaluation of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Transportation Initiative Using philanthropy as a strategy for federal policy reform in the United States is not a new concept. Yet, little has been done to assess exactly why foundations choose to engage in federal policy reform efforts, what strategies they … Continued

Meet Me Where I Want To Be: An Ethnographic Research Study of Black Gay Men in Baltimore, Maryland, and Jackson, Mississippi

To kick off the ACCELERATE! Initiative, ViiV Healthcare commissioned an ethnographic research study beginning with a comprehensive environment assessment to familiarize the research team with daily life in Baltimore and Jackson. The assessment also helped to establish an understanding about the contexts in which Black gay men operate at home, in the clinic, and out … Continued