Skip to main content
Default Image

Amarillo Area Foundation featured in national report

Originally published in the Amarillo Globe-News on November 21, 2014.

Amarillo Area Foundation is among 30 community foundations nationwide featured in a new report on nonprofit organizations.

The Democracy Collaborative’s “A New Anchor Mission for a New Century,” released Monday, spotlights the way “anchor institutions” — place-based nonprofits with significant resources — find new ways to deploy resources to build community wealth, according to a news release.

Clay Stribling, Amarillo Area Foundation’s president and CEO, said the nonprofit has been working with the collaborative on projects in Amarillo.

“They sense an energy around what we’re doing here in the Panhandle,” Stribling said. “The Democracy Collaborative is working on a handful of projects around the country, and just knowing that they would include us on a list of projects that they think have energy is exciting to me.”

The report’s authors wrote that such institutes recognize the “impact they can have as engines of community economic development and local mission-driven investment,” the release said.

Foundations highlighted in the report use “their deep knowledge of their communities to kickstart much-needed economic development,” the release said.

The Amarillo foundation was cited for its efforts to increase financial stability and success in the region by “cultivating asset building tools and strategies for individuals (and) families and facilitating increased capability and sustainable success for Panhandle communities,” the release said.

The Democracy Collaborative is a national nonprofit research and consulting institution dedicated to developing new ways to build community wealth and stronger local economies.

The full report is available here.

Publication date: 2014-11-20
Parent publication: Amarillo Globe-News
Publication URL: Amarillo Area Foundation featured in national report

More related work

Default Image

Forget Venture Capitalists—This Scrappy Composting Co-Op Found Another Way to Get Startup Money

At age 60, when many of her friends are considering retirement, Josefina Luna is chair of the board of CERO Cooperative Inc. CERO is a five-member worker-owned cooperative on a mission to encourage composting and create jobs in the hard-up Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, and East Boston

read more
Default Image

Local philanthropy crucial to SOAR

A primary goal of SOAR is to engage people from across Appalachian Kentucky in defining our own future, and so far there has been lots of engagement. The big question is, where do we go from here?SOAR is at a critical juncture. It can become another publicly funded administrative black hole that has

read more
Default Image

What Really Excites Me About Mission Investing

Home solar lights and cell phone chargers in India? Clean-burning cookstoves in East Africa? Next-stage nuclear? Urban lettuce gardens?At the Florida Philanthropic Network’s recent conference in Orlando — a great mid-winter destination! — I was asked to describe some really exciting mission

read more