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
Want to learn more?
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.
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.
Contact Us To Learn More!
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.
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
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.