Working with Government

Guidance for Grantmakers


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As private entities, foundations have a lot to contribute besides money to help move an agenda in concert with government and other partners. These four cases illustrate the special role philanthropy can play in a wide range of initiatives - working at different levels of government on a range of issues. In each case, the partnership was structured to capitalize on the unique capacities philanthropy could bring to the table.


Getting Fresh Fruit and Vegetables to New York Neighborhoods
Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and the City of New York

Protecting Land in a State Undergoing Rapid Growth
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and New Hampshire Department of Energy and Planning
Tapping the Economic Potential of Older Workers
The Atlantic Philanthropies and the U.S. Department of Labor

Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam
Ford Foundation and U.S. Department of State and Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs