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A sea change is underway in our nation’s approach to dealing with young people who get in trouble with the law. Although we still lead the industrialized world in the rate at which we lock up young people, the youth confinement rate in the United States is rapidly declining. In 2010 this rate reached a new 35-year low, with almost every state confining a smaller share of its youth population than a decade earlier.
For decades, foundations have invested in a range of approaches that enable families to move forward—to live in safe homes and communities, start their own businesses, pursue education, secure jobs and advance careers, access health care, and save for the future. Despite these investments, the gap continues to widen between the haves and have-nots, driven by barriers that are increasingly complex, intertwined, and exacerbated by dwindling public and private resources.
Making Connections was the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s signature place-based, community-change initiative of the 2000s. It sought to build on previous work and launch an effort focused firmly on the framework of family strengthening.
This report outlines some of the main findings from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s years of research and outreach with Ohio bankers, community development practitioners, and other market participants.1 We offer this white paper as an Ohio-centric companion to the nationally focused housing market report issued by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in January 20122, and we offer it in the same spirit—as providing a framework for weighing the pros and cons of programs aimed at stabilizing the housing sector.
Investing to help low-income people solve their legal problems is smart, results-oriented philanthropy. For decades, all over the country, legal aid groups have been a driving force that makes change real in millions of lives. They have answers when families need housing, food, health care. It’s their work that corrects bad policy and changes how society treats the most vulnerable.
D5 is a five-year effort to grow philanthropy's diversity, equity, and inclusion. Compromising more than a dozen organziations, with connections to thousands of grantmakers.
Federal law regarding conflicts of interest and self-dealing at foundations can be complex and confusing. Family foundation boards that are eager to comply with both the letter and spirit of the law should understand the legal definition of “disqualified persons” as well as the variety of rules for certain regulated activities.
Of all the questions of discrimination and prejudice that still exist in our society, the most perplexing one is the oldest, and in some ways today, the newest: the problem of race. Can we fulfill the promise of America by embracing all our citizens of all races.… In short, can we become one America in the 21st century?
Report listing the population and poverty information from 2010 census.
During this presentation we hope to First, provide you some background to the Map the Meal Gap study with specific Ohio numbers, and then give you a very brief explanation of the methods involved in the MMG study, an overview of what is available through this study, and how you can use the data in your local communities.
John A. Powell, Executive Director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity Williams Chair in Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, Moritz College of Law
List of youth philanthropy programs.
An engaged employee is one that feels a positive connection to her employer, which influences her to care more about the work she does and therefore put more effort into excelling at her work over the long term.
Employee volunteer programs can create immense benefits for your organization [See our eBook, Why Should You Care About Employee Engagement?]. But once you put one in place, how do you ensure that you’re managing it as efficiently as possible to yield the best results and maximize engagement and interest among your employees?
Employee volunteer programs are one of the very best ways to engage your employees. But how do you actually get your employees interested in joining your volunteer efforts? There are a number of ways to spread the word and
maximize the number of employees who contribute to your collective volunteer programs.
Once seen primarily as a solution for small institutions with limited resources, outsourcing of the investment management function is now widespread, with a broad range of long-term investors – including those with more substantial investable asset pools – turning to the outsourced chief investment officer model. Properly implemented, outsourcing can help institutions address portfolio complexity and risk management challenges, benefit from more timely decision-making and contend with an increasingly rigorous regulatory environment, while enabling trustees to focus on improving institutional governance.
We have written this report to better understand what kind of philanthropy we can expect from the rising generations of major Jewish donors in Generations X and Y. Do they care about Jewish causes, or are they disinterested in particularistic giving? Will they continue the giving legacies and strategies of their parents and grandparents, or do they want to go in new directions? Have they been welcomed into their families’ philanthropy to perpetuate family legacies, or left out of leadership roles as their parents and grandparents continue to make the majority of family giving decisions?
Over the last several years, the public and philanthropic sectors have been developing and experimenting with new and creative approaches to solving social problems in response to the increasing recognition that complex problems require complex solutions. Some of these efforts may be described as truly experimental, in that they are using new untested practices or models, making serious attempts to affect systems change, and using innovative technologies to improve the social well-being of many.
Thoughtful investment professionals continue to debate whether a portfolio’s long-term performance can be enhanced by including environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations in the security selection process, but responsible investing is more than a passing trend. Long-term fiduciaries should educate themselves on the fundamental arguments for and against ESG, and think critically about its meaning for the institutions they serve.