Investing in Sustainable Community Change: A Funder’s Guide to Community Coaching

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

September 12, 2009


This guide is a resource for funders who include coaching in their community change initiatives. A community coach supports communities and organizations in identifying and achieving their goals, and funders are in a unique position to identify when coaching is an effective approach to capacity building. 

Table of Contents

Key Takeaway

Community Coaching is effective for funders

Community coaching as an investment strategy is effective if funders maintain flexibility in working with grantees, participate in learning communities and evaluate outcomes.

Community Coaching: Six Connected Pieces

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations