Dec 24, 2020
As co-founder and CEO of Foundations for Social Change, Claire Elizabeth Williams is getting global acclaim for North America's first direct giving project with people experiencing homelessness. Direct giving project, as in giving a lump sum of cash directly to people experiencing homelessness. We hear about their innovative project, the New Leaf Project, and its key success factors, including:
We talk about how this is a model for other communities, and many are eager to get at this approach. We also explore whether this could be a model for other funders to loosen the strings that are attached to giving, to being able to leverage cash transfers as a solution in their toolkit. There are some obstacles to get over to make that possible, but it does seem possible in this time where the sector and society are ready for change.
We're excited to share Claire’s ground-breaking work with you in this conversation. Have a listen!
Foundations for Social Change: https://forsocialchange.org/who-we-are
New Leaf Project: https://forsocialchange.org/new-leaf-project-overview
Claire Elizabeth Williams:
Believe in Someone Campaign: https://forsocialchange.org/believe-in-someone