Community foundations and public policy


Some community foundations are active on local policy issues. Witness the Rhode Island Foundation, which has worked hard for months on a statewide bond for affordable housing. Lots of this work was done in partnership and much of it happened behind the scenes.

But as the election neared, the Foundation's weekly e-news included information on the issue, the Foundation President sent an email blast encouraging the Foundation's constituents to vote for the measure, and the Foundation's home page includes a prominent call to vote.

And it looks like the ballot measure passed.

Impressive.

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