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Redefining Expectations for Place-Based Philanthropy

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Lessons Learned on Building Healthy Communities

In this article from FSG and The California Endowment, we all learn from the midcourse strategic review of a place-based initiative to build a healthy community. Through interviews, focus groups, surveys, and document review, examples emerged of how a unique approach can contribute to community change. The review also surfaced tensions created by the design and implementation — and how those tensions can be effectively addressed.

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