CFLeads: Community Foundations Leading Change


Cultivating Community Engagement Project

Cultivating Community Engagement Project

Call to Action

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Framework for Community Leadership by a Community Foundation

Download:  Framework for Community Leadership by a Community Foundation

CFLeads launched the Cultivating Community Engagement Project to uncover, document and promote practices among community foundations and other community philanthropy that support stronger resident engagement in shaping the community’s future.

A Cultivating Community Engagement (CCE) Panel — made up of 34 philanthropic leaders, researchers, government officials, and people from neighborhood and community groups who have worked closely with residents — deliberated over the course of nearly a year.  The result: A Call to Action for more resident engagement by community foundations and recommendations for important changes in community foundation practice found in the updated Framework for Community Leadership by a Community Foundation. Both documents were released during our July 29, 2013, webinar.

Thanks to the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Foundation for their generous support of this groundbreaking work.

For more information, contact Caroline Merenda, CFLeads Program Director, at or 800.292.6149 ext. 610.