Achieving the Six Core Results

The Role of Faith-Based Organizations

By The Faith Center for Community Development, Inc.

January 1, 2006

Summary

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.     

Table of Contents

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