Community philanthropy seen on upswing | Philanthropy Journal

Community philanthropy seen on upswing | Philanthropy JournalCommunity giving and participation are essential for social progress and global development, and can generate increased local ownership and local accountability, new report says.

Local participation in community projects can generate increased local ownership and local accountability, says The Value of Community Philanthropy, a report from the Aga Khan Foundation USA and the Charles Steward Mott Foundation.

“Community philanthropy should be a central feature in developing civil society and enhancing the effectiveness of development aid,” the report says.

Still, despite its potential, community philanthropy is “under-developed,” says the report, which calls for a “joint program to develop the capacity of the field of community philanthropy” so it can more effectively partners with foundations and development agencies.

via Community philanthropy seen on upswing | Philanthropy Journal.

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