Bradbard Poverty Q6
Philanthropy can help to fill funding gaps often left between various government funding sources. Gaps exist in social services, basic needs provision, health care, and the development of affordable housing, just to name a few. By listening to and partnering with on-the-ground nonprofits, philanthropic organizations can identify these gaps and determine where their dollars can be leveraged for much greater impact. Through a regional lens, philanthropy can help reduce poverty by shifting dollars to areas where the needs are greatest and funding is most limited. Philanthropy can also leverage their resources and influence to impact needed policy changes that help address the challenges faced by those in poverty.