Local Philanthropy (UK)

Building Bridges: Philanthropy Strengthening Communities

By Rhodri Davies and Louisa Mitchell, advised by David Carrington, for Policy Exchange.

Published in London in November 2008.

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A discussion of the role that people can play in addressing the needs of our society when they have created financial wealth that they are prepared to invest philanthropically. The report provides motivational examples of individuals acting as leaders in their community. They are not only financially generous, but are dedicating significant time and energy to bridging social divides and making their communities better places to live, work or simply be. The report makes proposals for how to develop a sustained philanthropic culture in Britain anchored by community giving.