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Great British Philanthropy: Growing a fellowship of donors to support local communities

Breeze, Beth (2014) Great British Philanthropy: Growing a fellowship of donors to support local communities. Project report. UK Community Foundations, London, UK

Abstract

This report documents the result of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation’s decision to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2011 by making a significant investment in UK Community Foundations. The funding enabled community foundations in nine parts of Britain1 to focus additional time and resources on philanthropy development work. By building a unique network of established and emerging donors, ‘The Philanthropy Fellowship’ had the twin goals of encouraging a stronger culture of philanthropy, whilst strengthening local communities. Over 200 people seized the opportunity to become ‘Philanthropy Fellows’, and a further 1,500 engaged as ‘friends’, by joining in aspects of the stimulating programme that appealed to them. As a result of this three-year investment, community foundation staff were able to work more closely with their donors to help them become more generous and more effective philanthropists; it is estimated that over £25 million of new funding was subsequently unlocked to benefit local communities across Britain.

Item Type: Monograph (Project report)
Uncontrolled keywords: Philanthropy; Philanthropists; Community Foundation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV27 Philanthropists
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Depositing User: Beth Breeze
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 11:25 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64650 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Breeze, Beth: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9458-9404
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