How we’re shifting power and decision-making back to communities

Imagine this scenario. A grantmaker comes in, tells a community or nonprofit exactly what they need, provides funding for programs and services only based on what they feel is best and then leaves, never to be heard from again. 

What is wrong here? A lot. It is impersonal, it does not honor the wisdom or expertise of those closest to the issue, and it does not address what the community actually needs. At John Rex Endowment, we know there’s a better way to approach philanthropy. 

That’s exactly why we work closely with The Kaleidoscope Project. In partnership, we’re reimagining philanthropy and shifting power back to the community (where it belongs).  

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