Local Philanthropy and Self Reliance

This resource focuses on the role of local philanthropy as a means to contribute to Financing Self Reliance, a key pillar of USAID's Journey to Self Reliance initiative. Local Philanthropy and Self Reliance unpacks the concept of local philanthropy and its role in Financing Self Reliance, provides details on components of local philanthropy, and provides an overview of ways that USAID Missions can foster local philanthropy in their partner countries.

How Community Philanthropy Shifts Power - What Donors Can Do to Help Make That Happen

The paper introduces the community philanthropy idea and other associated concepts that can help funders deliberately discuss and apply what we are calling a “community philanthropy approach” or “lens” to their work. The practical examples and advice included provide a diverse sampling of ways other funders have shared and shifted power without losing sight of their institutional interests and strategic imperatives. Donors interested in producing lasting results that are people-owned and -led will find this particularly valuable.

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