PACE invited 1,000 grantmakers and donors
to nominate a program or project that they are currently supporting
or have supported in the past. We received a great response and are
excited to share them with grantmakers and the public.
OF ENGAGEMENT INVESTMENTS: WINTER 2006
PACE continues to collect and share examples of philanthropic
investments that have successfully advanced civic and community
engagement. Read the latest issue of Profiles
of Engagement Investments featuring
16 programs nominated by PACE members and friends, ranging in
focus and scope from a classroom-based youth philanthropy project
to a large statewide effort mobilizing civic dialogue and recommendations
around tax reform. The issue also includes several examples
of national service programs and community organizing in response
to the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN HURRICANE RELIEF AND RECOVERY
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused tremendous damage and heartache,
and prompted countless initiatives of individual service, community
organizing and citizen participation. These initiatives addressed
the need for immediate response and relief and now support and facilitate
citizen engagement in community planning and re-building.
To read these profiles, please click here.
Mississippi Renewal Forum
Nominated by Alfredo Cruz of the John S. & James
L. Knight Foundation
The Mississippi Renewal Forum is sponsoring “town
hall” meetings in 14 communities affected by
the Gulf hurricanes to discuss and react to recommendations
by national experts on how to rebuild their communities.
In partnership with the Mississippi Governor's Commission
on Recovery, Rebuilding, and Renewal, the Forum is
directly engaging diverse groups of community leaders
and citizens in discussions about immediate rebuilding
needs as well as some specific issues affecting their
communities’ future economic and social development,
including transportation, tourism, government contracting,
education, and nonprofit and faith–based organizations.
To read about our spotlight engagement investment,
the Mississippi Renewal Forum, please click here.
MAY 2005 PROFILES OF SUCCESSFUL INVESTMENTS
The May 2005 issue contains profiles of more than 60
engagement investments submitted by grantmakers and donors.
To read more profiles, please click here.
PACE is seeking additional nominations from funders
and donors. To nominate a program, please