Resources

We commission reports, toolkits, needs assessments and other resources related to our interests. Additionally, we sometimes post related materials written by others. Such posting does not imply endorsement.

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In this recently released toolkit, SeaChange Capital Partners summarizes the advice and best practices they are providing to nonprofits and boards during the COVID-19 pandemic. These difficult times call on nonprofits and boards to prioritize their financial decision-making in order to weather the...
As part of Healthspark Foundation’s Innovation Lab, Your Way Home Montgomery County launched a qualitative research project to better understand and bring awareness to the unique needs of LGBTQ individuals experiencing poverty in Montgomery County and accessing Montgomery County Department of Health...
This report provides an overview of the Safety Net Resiliency Initiative and its accomplishments in 2019. This 10-year effort aims to improve the foundation of the Montgomery County safety net system so that it can remain financially sustainable and resilient, while also doing a better job of...
This research study seeks to provide recommendations for designing and implementing a shared housing program that would match senior homeowners with families experiencing homelessness. HealthSpark funded this project through a 2019 Innovation Lab grant to Interfaith Housing Alliance and the Senior...
With support from our foundation, Your Way Home (YWH) hired The Center for Social Innovation to examine racial disparities in Montgomery County's homeless population and how it can better serve them. The Center's SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities) works with organizations to...
We provided a grant to the Coalition Against Hunger to create this best practice guide for food pantries. Though the guide uses many examples from Montgomery County organizations, food pantries and others working in emergency food can benefit from the guide. Starting in 2014 when we began investing...
We commissioned Bee, Bergvall & Co. to create this toolkit to help food pantries better manage their finances and learn how to use their financial reports in planning. This updated toolkit builds upon two previous financial management toolkits – one for standalone pantries and one for faith-based...
Released at its 6th Annual Summit, this report details the impact Your Way Home Montgomery County has had on the experience of homelessness, both in the past year and cumulatively. The report provides a snapshot of the outcomes in each of six core strategies: Coordinated entry Emergency shelter...
Philabundance created this resource to help food pantries and other organizations working in emergency food and the safety net to effectively recruit, train and manage volunteers. Whether a pantry has too many volunteers, or not enough, this toolkit will help organizations put policies and...
Philabundance created this resource to help food pantries and other organizations working in emergency food and the safety net to become effective anti-hunger advocates. In the current environment, it is important for all those who care about safety net services - such as the Supplemental Nutrition...