WGPBCC Resources


Publications and Resources from NFG

Towards A Better Place: Resources for Effective Grantmaking & Community Partnerships  

The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions and Neighborhood Funders Group convened over 100 funders and leaders from the field in September 2014 for Towards a Better Place: A Conversation About Promising Practice in Place-Based Philanthropy. Read the summary, download the report and the accompanying resource guide.


Publications and Resources from Our Members

Lessons Learned From Making Connections, The Annie E Casey Foundation 


Collaborations by Our Members and Philanthropic Partners

Health Impact Project,a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Pew Charitable Trusts. 

  • A funding project in partnership with WGPBCC member Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota:  


Related Articles and Thought Pieces

Leadership Development is Not a Deliverable, by Brian Johns & Ellen Ryan, in Social Policy: Organizing for Social and Economic Justice

Beyond the Brink - Engaging Residents: A New Call to Action for Community Foundations, prepared by the CFLeads Cultivating Community Engagement Panel. Learn more about CFLeads and the call of community leadership.

Wages Are a Public Health Issue. In Minn Post, March 21, 2014. Article by Edward P. Ehlinger. 

We Risk Slipping Into Economic Mediocrity Unless We Boost Equity for All. Article by Stacey Millett, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation.


The Intersection of Arts, Culture, and Social Change 

Center for Urban Pedagogy: The Public Access Design Initiative. Public Access Design is CUP’s new series of projects that use design to make complex urban issues accessible to the New Yorkers most affected by them. Public Access Design projects are short, intensive collaborations of CUP, an artist or designer, and a community organization that is working to break down a complex policy or planning issue that affects its constituents. The collaboration results in a visual tool that meets an advocate’s organizing needs as they arise—getting information directly to communities where they are, and when they most need it. Click here to check out projects produced by the initiative.