Posts in 'Partnerships'

Community Engagement

We engage our community in a number of ways. Our Safety Net Resiliency Initiative has been largely informed by the community of health and human service providers and stakeholders. 

Beyond Grants

Foundations are known for providing funding to support organizations and projects. We support other activities that can have a multiplier effect on our grants:

Get Involved

Whether you work in, get services from or are concerned about the safety net, there are numerous ways you can get involved:

Convening Stakeholders

We bring together individuals and groups that might not otherwise meet.

We scan the field to find new partners, relevant research and innovative solutions to community challenges.

And we share what we're learning with others, both in Montgomery County and across the country.

In 2018, we hosted three Community of Practice meetings as part of our Safety Net Resiliency Initiative.

Fostering Partnerships

We partner with other philanthropic organizations, nonprofits and government to improve the health and well-being of Montgomery County residents.

We strive to continuously learn. We seek to understand the big picture:  the current and future trends that will affect nonprofits and consumers.

Working closely with grantees, we discover what works, and what doesn't, in our community.

And we share our knowledge with our colleagues and partners.

Some of our partners:

5th Annual Your Way Home Summit

More than 200 attendees came together for Your Way Home's Montgomery County,(YWH), 5th Annual Summit on June 15, 2017 held at Montgomery County Community College. Your Way Home leadership reported on 2016 recent outcomes, which included serving nearly 3,000 during the year. Other outcomes included 86% of Montgomery County households at risk of homelessness were diverted from emergency shelters, and another 86% of people who exited Rapid Re-Housing to permanent housing have not returned to homelessness within two years.

 

 

3rd Annual MontCo Emergency Food System Conference

On Friday, May 12, 2017, the MontCo Anti-Hunger Network (MAHN) hosted its 3rd annual conference for the county's emergency food network. Close to 100 attendees from many of the county's food pantries and soup kitchens, joined county officials, foundation staff and other key stakeholders in the systesm for a day of inspiration, networking, learning and conversation. The focus of this year's conference was advocacy.

North Penn Commons Opens

North Penn Commons opens to the public in October 2016. The Commons is a vibrant public center for every generation to live, learn, volunteer and thrive together – socially, physically, intellectually and spiritually. It is a partnership between four highly respected nonprofit organizations to create a vibrant public center dedicated to celebrating the dignity of every member of our community.

 

4th Annual Your Way Home Summit

More than 200 attendees came together for Your Way Home's Montgomery County,(YWH), 4th Annual Summit on June 22, 2016 held at Montgomery County Community College. 

 

The theme of the Summit was the " The Power and Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness". According to YWH, 410 residents of Montgomery County were helped to end homelessness in 2015.

 

Pictured: Keynote Speaker Steve Berg, Vice President for the National Alliance to End Homelessness. 

 

2nd Annual MontCo Emergency Food System Conference

The MontCo Anti-Hunger Network and HealthSpark Foundation co-sponsored the 2nd Annual Montgomery County Emergency Food System Conference.
 
Janet Poppendieck, PhD, sociologist and author of Sweet Charity? delivered the keynote, providing an overview of the history and evolution of emergency food. Eighty-five attendees from food pantries, soup kitchens, county government, policy advocates, funders,
 
Philabundance and others working in the emergency food system gained inspiration from Dr.