Share Your Story
About the project:
The Council on Foundations’ Public-Philanthropic Partnership Initiative wants to share examples of philanthropy working in partnership with government.
We define a public-philanthropic partnership as an experience in which philanthropy works with any level of government to leverage philanthropy’s intellectual, community, or financial capital to achieve positive societal change.
Examples of working in partnership with government include (but are not limited to):
- Convening events with government officials
- Co-investing with government programs
- Receiving government grants
- Leading a community effort responding to government initiatives
If your philanthropy has participated in such a partnership, the Council would like to document the approach and lessons learned.
Sharing your story with the field will contribute to the growing interest by philanthropy and government to understand effective practices for these partnerships. The Council appreciates the time you will take to complete Partnership Profile Form.
Create a Partnership Profile:
There are two ways to start the process:
1) You can fill out the Partnership Profile online. This should take about 45 minutes in total.
2) You can email us to set up a phone conversation and we’ll happily transcribe your answers. To prepare for this conversation, we recommend that you review the Partnership Profile Form with your colleagues in advance. Or, if you prefer, you can fill out the information and email us the form. The Partnership Profile Form is available in two formats:
Whether online or over the phone, a member of the Public-Philanthropic Partnership team will send you a version of your profile for your review. Once it looks and sounds the way you want, please feel free to share this PDF copy of your Partnership Profile with your colleagues. If you are interested, we would be happy to feature your Partnership Profile on our website or in upcoming publications.
We look forward to hearing your story!