In a blog post published on The Colorado Trust’s Community Connections blog, Scott Downes describes the foundation’s new community-based participatory grantmaking strategy.
“This is not about . . . generating ideas to impose on communities, but rather finding ways to help local groups and individuals develop, support and sustain solutions,” writes Downes, a senior program officer at The Colorado Trust, a foundation focused on achieving health equity. “Solutions to long-enduring, seemingly intractable challenges. It’s about creating real change – of, by and with communities.”