Philanthropy Magnified Impact Report
September 2016
Steps taken, the path ahead: land of opportunity ... for all
Social Justice
Park Foundation and Community Foundation Partner 
to Advance
Social Justice Philanthropy
Social justice philanthropy is the granting of philanthropic contributions to nonprofit organizations that work for structural change in order to increase the opportunity of those who                                                                                 are the least well off politically, economically                                                                                       and socially.
Community Foundation brings the powers and abilities of a public charity to the work of social justice philanthropy by engaging in philanthropy education programs, by increasing resources encouraging contributions from donors, and by providing a home for data needed for social justice grant seeking and evaluation.
New Jim Crow
"The New Jim Crow"
Announcing a Community Read
Community Leaders Speak Out

Find out more: Kickoff on September 19th
Pick up a copy, join a book group, attend an event
The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander, is the definitive academic/legal account of the contemporary system of mass incarceration.  In Alexander's words, mass incarceration is a "stunningly comprehensive and well disguised system of racialized social control that functions in a manner strikingly similar to Jim Crow."

Community Read is supported by a grant facilitated by your Community Foundation.
Community Engagement - Civic Ensemble
Community Engagement through Community Foundation Arts & Culture Grants

Community Foundation provides multiple resources, through grants, convening, and building of social capital throughout our communities; often, providing a forum, a place of co-discovery and learning.
Grant making from our spring grant cycle, as well as funding from a donor advised fund supports the Civic Ensemble.  Community theatre explores and explodes the social, political, and cultural issues of our time.
Transforming the Culture
URO - Multicultural Resource Center

Ultimate Re-entry Opportunity (URO) is a community initiative that is dedicated to facilitating community work and actively transforming the culture and process of reentry, reducing the risk of re-arrest and re-incarceration in Tompkins County. The URO initiative is creating a unique approach along with the implementation of the County's first Reentry Mentoring Program.
All Things Equal Podcast
Community Involvement
Listen to a podcast hosted by Gary Stewart featuring Community Foundation board member, Fabina Colon, and community activist, Roberta Wallitt, about the URO Initiative and the Community Book Read: "The New Jim Crow"

Ithaca Welcomes Refugees
Land of Opportunity
Ithaca Welcomes Refugees is a community initiative that fosters a welcoming and fair environment for refugees. Learn more.

Attend a Community picnic on Sunday, September 25th.
Natural Leaders Initiative
Do you know someone who should be nominated?
Natural Leaders Initiative (NLI) is now accepting nominations for Fall 2016 Group.

NLI supports emerging leaders to increase their confidence and skills, put their ideas into action, build a stronger and more inclusive community, and learn about leadership opportunities.
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