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NEW First Legacy Report on the Foundation's Work over the Past 25 Years

Mar 24, 2014  Lena Townsend

In 2011 the Robert Bowne Foundation contracted with Janice Hirota and Sara Schwabacher to do an ethnographic study of the Foundation’s work over the course of its existence from 1968 to the present. Using techniques such as interviews and document review Hirota and Schwabacher developed a detailed picture of the work of the Foundation. With the RBF Board and staff they decided that case studies of grantees that most exemplified the principles of the Foundation would be the best way to share the history and work of the Foundation. The case studies highlight the work of four long-time grantees: Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries’ Page Turners Afterschool Program; Queens Community House’s Youth Programs at Forest Hills Neighborhood Center; Arts Connection’s TRaC (Teen Reviewers and Critics Program); and the Arts and Literacy Program of Coalition for Hispanic Family Services.

I hope that this report will generate questions, comments and a conversation among funders, grantees and other stakeholders.

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Click here to read a summary of the study.