Partner with Community Heart & Soul

A Proven Community Development Model for Philanthropic Organizations

Community Heart & Soul is a resident-driven process that engages the entire population of a town in identifying what they love most about their community, what future they want for it, and how to achieve it.

When adopted by foundations and philanthropic organizations, Community Heart & Soul delivers meaningful, transformational change in small cities and towns while fostering deeper relationships between organizations and the communities they serve.

Foundations and philanthropic organizations that work with us experience a number of benefits:

  • Improved philanthropic practices that include community input in decision-making
  • Strengthened relationships with the small cities and towns they serve
  • Deepened understanding of community needs
  • Measurable impact toward community and economic development goals
  • Increased volunteerism and donations from community members
Upper Chichester Community Heart & Soul Celebration

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Partnership Resources

See how Community Heart & Soul strengthens the work of Community Foundations

Brian Treece, President & CEO of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, and Jason Neises, Community Development Officer at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, share their experiences with how Community Heart & Soul strengthens the work of Community Foundations. Watch the video now.

Community Heart & Soul Partnership Flyer

You can learn more about partnering with Community Heart & Soul by downloading Community Heart & Soul: A Proven Model for Place-Based Foundations.

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Muscatine Community Heart & Soul Team booth

Helping residents find their ‘Heart & Soul’

How can foundations and philanthropic organizations engage residents? As Ben Speggen writes in this piece, published by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, one way is by helping them find their ‘Heart & Soul’.

Going Far by Going Together

Partnerships are a key ingredient to the success of our nationwide network. Read how foundations and other nonprofit partners are transforming small cities and towns with Community Heart & Soul.

Arlington Ohio Community Heart & Soul team photo

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Working with Community Heart & Soul will help your organization maximize its impact. We welcome the opportunity to visit with you about partnership possibilities. There are many ways we can work together. Contact us via the form below to start the conversation.

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Coach Brian Treece

Change happens when everyone in a community works together to identify priorities and ways to work together to take action. As the community’s foundation, we engage with residents around what matters most to them using the Community Heart & Soul roadmap. This enables us to put our donors’ dollars to work in an effective and meaningful way.”

—Brian Treece, President, Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, Ohio
Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation logo

Community Heart & Soul Partners

We appreciate and honor those organizations who work side-by-side with us to make towns nationwide more vibrant. Listed below are a few of the organizations who partner with us in some capacity to bring the mission of Community Heart & Soul to life. Partnerships support Community Heart & Soul in several ways. Partners have underwritten Community Heart & Soul initiatives, trained staff and independent coaches to assist with Community Heart & Soul, and provided local, place-based support to Community Heart & Soul towns in a myriad of other ways.

Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque logo NEW
The Innovia Foundation logo
PA Humanities logo, Community Heart & Soul partner
Our Towns Civic Foundation logo
Transform South Jersey logo
Arras Foundation Logo
Georgia EMC Logo
The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation logo
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