Foster Collaboration

The Community Chest is committed to fostering collaboration among agencies and community groups to enhance resources and improve communication. This is done through frequent discussions with agencies and through the grant making process. Agencies have an opportunity to share their needs with each other and explore collaborative opportunities at a bi-monthly Executive Directors' meetings

Agencies requesting funds sometimes partner with other agencies to create programs using complementary services. The Moving Up program was a collaboration between the YWCA and Women's Rights Information Center. This program made use of the services offered by both agencies to shape an employment and support program for women with long term unemployment challenges.