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The Power of Place-Based Philanthropy

The Power of Place-Based Philanthropy

There are key advantages to philanthropists adopting a "place-based approach" to their giving. Given their connection and deep understanding, community-based philanthropists can deploy all their assets: funding, networks, and expertise to complement the community's own resources, strengths, and ideas for change. Whether targeting systems or focusing on one issue at a time, place-based philanthropy is grounded in a commitment to true partnership with communities in pursuit of shared, positive, and long-lasting transformation. This panel will bring together philanthropists and foundations who are using a place-based approach to examine what works and what doesn't.


Diana Bucco
President, The Buhl Foundation



Cindy L. Citrone
Founder and CEO, Citrone 33 Foundation


Shirley Franklin
Executive Board Chair, Purpose Built Communities; Former Mayor, City of Atlanta


Wes Moore
CEO, Robin Hood


La June Montgomery Tabron
President and CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation