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Community Foundations How to Series: Getting Started with a Community Foundation

by Daniel Owen; Juraj Mesik

Feb 1, 2008

This short note argues that Community foundations are locally based grantmaking foundations that mobilize local philanthropic contributions to support variety of development projects. This note provides guidance to those considering community foundations as an element of a larger Community Driven Development (CDD) or Social Investment Fund (SIF) project.