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 day to day 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 bimonthly Executive Directors' meetings

On occasion, agencies requesting funds are asked to partner with other agencies to create programs utilizing complementary services. An example of this type of collaboration is the Moving Up program that 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.