Traditional approaches to solving social problems often focus on specific areas like housing, education, or health, but these problems don’t exist in a vacuum. Some organizations are achieving remarkable change by focusing on transforming place first and foremost, rather than focusing on specific problems or goals in a siloed manner. How can donors and foundations apply this place-based approach to their giving? How can philanthropic organizations incorporate the knowledge and expertise of communities into grantmaking strategies that help achieve lasting and transformative change?

To better understand the potential challenges and advantages of place-based philanthropy, SSIR publisher Michael Gordon Voss speaks with Gina D. Dalma, executive vice president, community action policy and strategy at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Peggy Davis, vice president of community impact for the Chicago Community Trust, and Chris Boyce, senior relationship manager for the Central Region of the US with Schwab Charitable.

Read the full article about place-based philanthropy at Stanford Social Innovation Review.