Ineligible to Vote: Civic Engagement in America

Despite Record Voter Turnout, More Residents Are Ineligible to Vote: Grassroots Grantmakers Shares Its Views on Civic Engagement in America Exercising the right to vote is the most fundamental act in a democratic society and one of the most critical measures of civic engagement; however, millions of Americans remain disenfranchised

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News & Views

Report Names GRGM a Leader in Philanthropy

A recent report commissioned by the Ford Foundation and authored by Dr. Cynthia Gibson, names Grassroots Grantmakers as a national leader in advancing the awareness and practice of “participatory grantmaking” within the field of philanthropy.

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New Executive Director Named

Grassroots Grantmakers, a national professional development and membership organization serving foundations and grassroots leaders collaboratively working to positively impact communities, today announced Roderick D.S. Wheeler

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The City Repair Project

The City Repair Project began in Portland, Oregon almost 20 years ago with the idea that localization — of culture, of economy, of decision making

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Open Bite Night

Open Bite Night is a great example of the asset-based philosophy in action, because it’s both organized and run by people in the community. The

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Make Art, Talk Race

An innovative practice developed by members of Neighbor Up that brings people together to talk about race and racism while creating art.

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Training & Resources

Neighborhoods Matter

Ironically, in the land of opportunity, resident success is largely determined by one’s childhood address.  New research suggests that children’s opportunities for upward economic mobility

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