Organic Philanthropy

Small Investments, Big Results

Posted January 2, 2009
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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The goal: Improve the lives of children and families along the U.S.-Mexico border and in Native American communities.

The plan: A new practice called Organic Philanthropy, which utilizes local expertise, modest seed money and the power of networking to chip away at stubborn issues, such as poverty and unemployment.                                                                                                 
The payoff: Fresh ideas. Expanded efforts. Deeper datasets. Noticeable results. In a nutshell: Positive, sustainable, life-enhancing change (Inspired? Check out the full report).     

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We know you're wondering: What is Organic Philanthropy?

Organic Philanthropy is rooted in a simple idea: Empower local groups and players to join forces, think big, build a blueprint for change and overcome issues that would be too daunting for any one party to tackle alone.