Using the Foundation’s Making Connections six core results as a framework, the document provides descriptions of nine smaller faith-based organizations’ efforts to improve the economic well-being of families within their communities.  The report focuses on key aspects of providing services, such as how the faith-based organization identified community needs, developed effective partnerships and leveraged resources and relationships.  Also included are tips for organizations that want to support similar efforts. This report has a companion At-A-Glance summary as a separate title.     

January 1, 2006

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How smaller faith-based organizations have worked to improve the lives of individuals and families within their communities.

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    The types of social services faith-based organizations have provided to meet child and family needs.

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    The partnerships faith-based organizations have established as part of social service delivery.

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    How the Making Connections core results relate to faith-based initiatives.

Key Takeaway

Faith-Based Organizations Achieve Results

Although the six core results were developed to measure the success of the Foundation’s Making Connections initiative, faith-based organizations providing social services and other assistance to families have also been successful improving the lives of those they serve. They have made an impact pertaining to jobs, job readiness, health services, youth development and other areas. Faith-based organizations make an important contribution to the communities they serve.   

Core Results Achieved by Faith-Based Organizations

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations