Here's a story of Caroline Veatch's life.
And the link to the Veatch Fund.
Strategy 1: Targeted Universalism
Applying the concept of targeted universalism, many grantmakers that have signed on to Philanthropy’s Promise believe that in prioritizing the needs of underserved populations such as economically disadvantaged people, racial or ethnic minorities, women and girls, people with AIDS, people with disabilities, the elderly, immigrants and refugees, victims of crime or abuse, offenders and ex-offenders, single parents and lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals, we all benefit.
Strategy 2: Policy and Citizen Engagement
The social issues that grantmakers care about involve engaging in public policy to address the root causes of systemic inequity that threaten our democracy. By supporting advocacy, community organizing and civic participation, foundations can become more active agents of positive and lasting change.
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