Community Foundations


Podcast "Philanthropy in question(s)" - Episode 28

Community foundations - Jenny Harrow, Tobias Jung and Susan Phillips

Hybrid, complex, with multiple and sometimes contradictory objectives: what are territorial foundations really all about? Although they may be characterized by their agility in serving a community, the agile may also be fragile. 

In this episode, Anne Monier presents an article by Jenny Harrow, Tobias Jung and Susan Phillips from their 2016 book The Routledge Companion to Philanthropy, entitled "Community Foundations: Agility in the Duality of Foundation and Community".

The authors question the model of community foundations, exploring the potential of these structures, but also the contradictions and challenges they face.

The main ideas of the article:

In this episode, Anne Monier presents the main ideas of this research:

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