Nonprofit foundations and grassroots organizing: Reshaping urban governance
Collaborative urban governance has increased the role of community organizations in local decision-making processes. These organizations need financial resources in order to participate in urban governance. In this article, I examine the impact of foundation grants on the relationships and agendas of four community organizations in one neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. Drawing on interviews, observations of organizations, and archival research, I demonstrate that in the 1990s, nonprofit foundations had a significant impact on the formation of new organizations and on their agendas in the neighborhood. Foundations are, therefore, an important player in urban governance, shaping a “neighborhood policy regime.” © 2004, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
Martin, Deborah G., "Nonprofit foundations and grassroots organizing: Reshaping urban governance" (2004). Geography. 374.