Leadership – The Center on Community Philanthropy is a leader in promoting issues and concepts that illustrate its philosophy that community-based philanthropy is a powerful tool in social, economic and political change. This approach allows the center to lead new efforts to increase access, visibility and engagement of population groups of women, youth and communities of color in the practice of giving.
Research – The center’s work involves conducting research and writing about philanthropy. The research analyzes the emergence of philanthropy in communities of color, communities of deprivation, and communities of multicultural “citizenship” by improving access to useful knowledge about giving and social change philanthropy.
Convening – The center has a strategic approach to convening with the goal of creating better connections between philanthropists, non-profits and for profit organization and stakeholders across all community sectors. The center sponsors seminars and forums for dialogue about how government, business and the non-profit sector can understand each other better and work together to address social, economic and human development issues. These convenings are a mechanism to increase collaboration of stakeholders, business leaders and grassroots champions.