View and download resources from the April Health Initiative Meeting, which provided an overview of the state’s budget as it relates to investments in health as well as other bills and how these measures can impact your grantmaking. We heard from staff at the Center for Community Solutions and Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio about their key policy priorities related to public health and human services eligibility. Staff from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio highlighted key findings from the soon-to-be-released 2021 Health Value Dashboard before peers shared their collaborative work with mass site vaccinations and innovative work to advance maternal and youth health and wellness.
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This Midwest Community Foundation Webinar hosted by the Council of Michigan Foundations explored these timely questions: What is your purpose as a grantmaker now and into the future? How are you adapting your grantmaking to stay accountable to your community, particularly Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities? What is the story that your foundation wants to tell about this experience five years from now?
View this webinar recording to take a deep dive into the critical legal details of community foundation fund management with Phil Purcell and the Charitable Law Section of the Ohio General Attorney's office.
Economic development can be a challenge, and in rural places there are unique factors that create both barriers and opportunities. Watch this Midwest (Tri-State) Community Foundation Series Webinar to learn about the Rural Economic Development Cohort, a partnership program with the Council of Michigan Foundations and the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan, and how this experience helped participating foundations engage their communities.
Community foundations invite donors and fundholders to respond to both immediate crises and long-range leadership opportunities, but how do we best steward, retain and advise those donors? Watch this Midwest (Tri-State) Community Foundation Series webinar presented by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance to learn more.
It is essential that any community foundation involved in the administration of donor-advised and scholarship funds have a thorough understanding of the Pension Protection Act. This Midwest (Tri-State) Community Foundation Webinar was presented by Phil Purcell, our lawyer on call, who explained the Pension Protection Act and more.
This community foundation listserv collection details the member responses listing the African American community funds, Hispanic funds, Black funds and other race-specific funds at their community foundations.
Read answers from the community foundation listserv to the question: for foundations that use a percent of moving average computation to determine spending (e.g., 12 trailing quarters), how do you handle funds that are newer than 12 quarters?
This resource from the Community Foundation of Shelby County is a donor survey sample document pertaining to the satisfaction of fund holders, DAFs, scholarships, professional advisors and other donors.
Anticipating community crises and preparing your foundation to adapt and respond quickly are key opportunities for community foundation leaders today. Hear from Mike Parks, Jeanne Holihan and Eleanor Comyns, as they share how The Dayton Foundation has responded to three distinct disasters – a history-making series of tornadoes in May 2019, a deadly mass shooting in August 2019 and the current coronavirus pandemic – and how each dictates different approaches in both the community and grants process.
Listserv Postback - A colleague is looking for organizations that are working to expand or provide access to WiFi during the pandemic.
Development and Marketing Coordinator Sample job description from Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley
Scholarship renewal letter from Community Fdn of Shelby County
Sample scholarship award letter from Community Foundation of Shelby County
Listserv Postback - A colleague would like to know if other community foundations have an economic development professional on staff or work with economic development consultants.
Listserv Postback - A colleague is looking for best practices and policies for electronically storing grants paperwork. At this time, they do not have an online grant management platform, so everything is hard copies.
Listserv Responses - A community foundation is interested in knowing how you handle allowing fund advisors who want to know the amounts of gifts to their fund. Specifically, gifts given in memory of someone.
Listserv Responses - A colleague would like to know if there are foundations that support capital projects at local churches.
Listserv Responses - A colleague would like to know which foundations have a “friends of the foundation group” as well as a board of directors?