Community and grant making foundations can use their power by giving collectively and participating in the notion of civic and community engagement to make a significant impact on organizations focused on community-based services. However, questions have been raised about the fairness of philanthropy as it relates to giving to minority communities. There is growing pressure for foundations to be more effective in their service to these diverse communities and to be more responsive to their needs (Chao, 2008).
"African American Philanthropy: Community Foundations’ Giving to Minority-Led Nonprofit Organizations,"
SPNHA Review: Vol. 8
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/spnhareview/vol8/iss1/6