The Hellman Collaborative Change Initiative provides funding for ambitious cross-sector collaborations in San Francisco and Alameda Counties that are working to solve our toughest community challenges. We believe that now is a critical time to support bold collaborations working to expand fairness and equity for all. Learn more about our current awardees.
We recently held our first event to celebrate the incredible work of all 10 Hellman Collaborative Change Initiative partners and are thrilled to share a few highlights from the night with you:
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Supporting Collaborative Change: Our 2017 LAUNCH Grants and GROWTH Grants
We have identified 2 key inflection points in which we find that it is key for collaborations to obtain funding and capacity building support. We have now structured our grantmaking to support two different grant tracks; LAUNCH and GROWTH as depicted in the diagram below:
LAUNCH Grants support early stage collaborations to launch new strategies by pilot testing a promising solution or set of solutions. Collaborations that are a good fit for our LAUNCH Grant are those currently in Phase II of the five phases of collaboration illustrated above.
GROWTH Grants invest in proven collaborations to grow momentum and support to begin to scale solutions and make systems changes. Collaborations that are a good fit for our GROWTH Grant are those currently in Phases III and IV of the five phases of collaboration illustrated above.
EatSF never could have happened without money from the Hellman Initiative. Their support was absolutely crucial to getting all the right players to the table—including exciting new sources of funding that have allowed us to rapidly build our vision. – Hilary Seligman, EatSF
The Hellman Initiative grant came along during a critical time for our Children’s Oral Health Collaborative. It took the early seed money support from Hellman to help move us from great ideas to real policy change and implementation. – Lisa Chung, CavityFree SF