WHAT IS COMMUNITY PHILANTHROPY AND HOW HAS THE PHF
BEGUN TO STRATEGICALLY PLAN FOR IMPACTFUL REINVESTMENT IN THE
Philanthropy can play many roles within the community. Here,
at the PHF, we are more than a charitable
organization that receives and gifts monies. We believe that
we can be a change-agent in our community as we work to
expand and leverage the financial resources in order to
affect change in our community's healthy lifestyle
landscape. We know that as a gifting organization that we
have an obligation to be deliberate and expect a return on
the reinvestment made back into the community. That is our
obligation to the community - to steward the assets we
manage with integrity and with deliberate consideration on
how the use of these assets will best influence and be most
impactful in our community.
Over the past many months we have been working to
strategically assess community need as it relates to the
overall health of the community and individuals living here.
We have taken a very deliberate approach to our planning
process (see infographic) to ensure we are taking into
consideration all perspectives.
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Community Philanthropy today is a much more comprehensive
approach to leveraging capital for the good of the community
beyond simply being a granting organization. In fact, the
Monitor Institute, a think-tank for community philanthropic
organizations throughout the world recently released a
document that clearly articulates the ten (10) core cluster
roles community philanthropy plays within community
development and the support of healthier communities.