Building Community Foundations in Colombia: Ideas for Viable and Sustainable Community Foundations

Angela Calvo Linares, Emerging Leader, International Fellows Program ~ 2000




Colombia is facing its worst crisis since the violence of the 1940s. In her study, Angela Calvo Linares argues that community foundations can mitigate some of the effects of dislocation as well as lay the groundwork for a sustained effort to strengthen civil society by helping nonprofits develop social programs, mobilizing resources, and promoting cross-sector collaboration. In her conclusion, Calvo Linares writes, “Community foundations not only promote democracy, and social and economic development, they promote values and practices that constitute an essential ingredient in the reconstruction of the fabric of society and the construction of the peace.”



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