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The Center for Effective Philanthropy: Four Promising Practices for Philanthropies to Advance... The Center for Effective Philanthropy: Four Promising Practices for Philanthropies to Advance Advocacy and Policy Change

May 30, 2019 - This piece was published in The Center For Effective Philanthropy on May 30, 2019 In an era when government has become less capable of solving problems due to increasing political polarization, dysfunction, and fiscal austerity, philanthropists are recognizing the need to support effective policy reform efforts that can break through the gridlock...

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Justice & Opportunity

10 Community Organizations Receive $1M Each to Improve Economic Opportunity

Dec 4, 2018 - With $10M in Funding From The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative,  Communities Thrive Challenge Grantees From Missoula, MT to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Will Expand Their Community-Led Approaches Grantees Are Tackling Systemic Challenges Including Investing in Small Businesses in Low-Income Neighborhoods, Improving Access to Public...

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Opportunity Insights Launches with Support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Oct 1, 2018 - CAMBRIDGE, MA –A new research and policy institute focused on improving economic opportunity was announced today. Opportunity Insights is founded by Raj Chetty, John Friedman, and Nathaniel Hendren and represents a partnership between leading economists from Harvard University and Brown University. The institute’s research on economic mobility...

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The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announce Finalists in $10M Economic... The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announce Finalists in $10M Economic Opportunity Challenge

Sep 17, 2018 - The Communities Thrive Challenge, a $10-million funding opportunity by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, today announced 20 finalists and 63 semi-finalists from across the country. Later this year, up to ten of the finalists will be named grantees, receiving $1 million grants and tailored technical assistance. The...

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Justice & Opportunity

Introducing the Communities Thrive Challenge, An Effort to Empower Community-Driven Approaches to... Introducing the Communities Thrive Challenge, An Effort to Empower Community-Driven Approaches to Economic Opportunity

Apr 3, 2018 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is working with The Rockefeller Foundation to launch the Communities Thrive Challenge — an effort to find and support successful, community-driven approaches to expand economic opportunity for low-income and financially insecure people and communities across the U.S. As many as 10 organizations will receive a $1...

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