Public-Philanthropic Partnership Initiative
The Public-Philanthropic Partnership Initiative brings government and philanthropy together in new cross-sector partnerships to address the most chronic and severe issues facing our nation.
We leverage the work of the public and philanthropic sectors to broaden the reach of philanthropy’s intellectual and financial capital and the scope of its successes to achieve positive social change.
- Serve as the facilitator and go-to source for public-philanthropic partnerships;
- Catalogue current opportunities and develop tools and resources to enable foundations to successfully partner with government;
- Generate timely analysis and commentary to increase awareness and understanding among the foundation community and the government about all aspects of public philanthropic partnerships.
- By connecting foundations and government agencies seeking partnerships that can enhance their common work.
- By convening people from philanthropy and government together around topic areas and partnership opportunities.
- By communicating timely information to members, government agencies, and colleague organizations on existing partnerships, effective practices, developing opportunities and available resources.
- By capacity-building to help foundations and government agencies to build their own capacity to participate in public-philanthropic partnerships.
What originated as a response to opportunities presented by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2007 has transitioned into a longer-term strategic effort by the Council. The Council is committed to building its capacity to connect government interests to the work of the philanthropic community that will span Administrations and transcend short-term government funding priorities. The potential for philanthropy to precipitate social change through collaborations with federal policy and programs has never been stronger.
The Council envisions a substantial increase in the quality and quantity of public-philanthropic collaborations that enhance community impact, promote governmental effectiveness and transparency, and eventually, lead to positive social change.
A key objective of the PPP Initiative is to promote the value of partnerships with the philanthropic sector to federal departments.
The Council lauds the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Education both of which have created offices dedicated to partnering with philanthropy. In HUD it is the Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation; in Education the Secretary has appointed a Director of Philanthropic Engagement.
Managing Director, Public-Philanthropic Partnerships
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Council’s PPP Initiative Web site is designed to provide an information exchange between the Council’s members and government agencies reaching out to the field of philanthropy. If you wish to share your best practices, evaluation frameworks, analyses on public policies, or events that promote public-philanthropic partnerships, contact email@example.com to start the submission process. If you have a partnership experience to share, you can fill out an online partnership profile.