At a time when grantmakers seek to demonstrate the outcomes from their work, how can you shift from transactional grantmaking to impactful investing? For 15 years, the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation contributed more than $27 million to Louisiana communities. Then, the Foundation decided to take a more strategic approach to giving. Located in the state with the highest incarceration rate in the world, the foundation launched a three-year, $3 million Prison Re-entry initiative to improve outcomes for more than 17,000 individuals released each year from Louisiana’s prisons and jails. The initiative created a continuum of care for released individuals, reducing recidivism and increasing savings associated with successful reintegration. Nearly complete, the initiative has changed relationships with grantees and improved the community. This session will examine a case study on creating and implementing the Prison Re-entry initiative.
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Presenter: Tristi Charpentier, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation