The Center on Community Philanthropy at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service has received a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation titled, “Building Capacity for Community Philanthropy that Strengthens Sector Effectiveness for the Benefit of Vulnerable Children.” This comes as a part of the ongoing efforts to prioritize the needs of vulnerable children in the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta Region.
“The work of our Center aligns perfectly with the mission of the Kellogg Foundation to support vulnerable children, families and communities in the Delta region,” said Charlotte L. Williams, associate professor and director of the Center on Community Philanthropy. “We are grateful to the foundation for its continued support and we look forward to putting these funds to work for communities in need.”
The Center plans to promote community philanthropy by forming new models, innovations, and collaborations that improve nonprofit sector effectiveness. Efforts include hosting research scholars from around the country to learn from their expertise and working in target communities to develop leadership capacity to tackle high priority issues.
“We very much appreciate Kellogg Foundation’s continued support for our Center on Community Philanthropy,” said Clinton School Dean Skip Rutherford. “Regardless of income, everyone can give in her or his own way and the work of our Center educates and inspires individuals and communities on how to do that. This grant will enhance our community philanthropy initiatives to help children.”
The Center on Community Philanthropy will be hosting a national conference on Community Philanthropy and Public Service on April 7-8, 2016 in Little Rock. The theme of the conference is Elevate Children, in which participants will address and discuss investing time, talent, and treasure for the cause of eliminating disparities in the lives of children and families in the Delta Region.