Funded by the Packard, Irvine, and Hewlett foundations, the Community Leadership Project (CLP) is a partnership to build the capacity of organizations serving low-income and diverse communities. Social Policy Research Associates conducted an evaluation of Phase 1 of the Project, which showed that:
- Small organizations that received grants are becoming more financially stable, building leadership and becoming more resilient
- Intermediaries are becoming more familiar with the unique issues, challenges, and strengths of small organizations serving low-income communities and communities of color
- The three funders are learning a great deal about what it means to work effectively with small organizations
The “Learnings” section of the CLP website hosts a summary of the evaluation results as well as detailed reports on each of the Project’s three strategies (regranting, technical assistance, and leadership development).