Building Resident Power and Capacity for Change: An ‘on-the-ground’
reflection about what it takes for funders to work effectively with low-income communities
This report, done for Grassroots Grantmakers, developed out of an “on-the-ground” meeting
involving 50 funders who support grassroots organizations in low-income communities. Through in-depth interviews
it explores many topics raised at this meeting, including the need to build strong relationships with communities,
to build the capacity of these communities and to build the capacity of foundations to do this work.