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Grantmakers JULY FINAL.wmv
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Is your foundation looking for ways to help older adults age in place by providing critical home renovations? Are you interested in leveraging funding through collaborative efforts? Do you know the scope of your community’s need or are you just beginning to think about this issue? Join us for an interactive discussion on an innovative project in the Mid-South region. The $3.9 million Plough Foundation Aging in Place project in Memphis, Tennessee, is a great example of the successful funding of a collaborative effort to create a comprehensive aging-in-place project. Local philanthropy, the Greater Memphis affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, the local municipal utility company and a faith-based urban ministry program all worked together with grant funding on a shared vision with results-based accountability to improve access and safety through renovations, and provide energy savings to elderly homeowners. Rebecca Hix, Neighborhood Revitalization Director for Habitat for Humanity International; Katie Midgley, Director of Research and Evaluation with the Plough Foundation; Dwayne Spencer, Executive Director of the Greater Memphis Habitat for Humanity provide guidance on evaluating and implementing their “lessons learned” from previous grant-making in housing. John Feather, CEO of Grantmakers in Aging, moderates the session. Slides are available here: http://tinyurl.com/qbnokn2
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