Grantmakers are increasingly funding multisite, “place-based” initiatives in order to catalyze long-term, community-wide improvements. An example is the effort to improve high school graduation rates by funding a package of projects that include providing health and nutrition services in schools, after-school activities, and leadership programs.
“They are funding different kinds of interventions that together, comprehensively, will have an impact,” said Heather Peeler, project director and vice president of programs at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. The Washington-based coalition has a membership of more than 400 grantmakers committed to building strong and effective nonprofit organizations and promoting philanthropic practices that lead to better results.
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