Building Bridges Across Sectors

Global Philanthropists Circle (Synergos)



Case Study Sector


These four mini case studies, excerpted from the book Foundation Building Sourcebook: A Practitioners Guide Based upon Experience from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, examine the issue of the leading role foundations can play in building bridges between civil society, government, and the business sector. Some of the experiences described influenced national policy, while others produced impact at the local level.

  • Enhancing Individual and Corporate Social Responsibility—Esquel Ecuador Foundation
  • A Multi-Sectoral Commission to Reform Middle School Education—Puerto Rico Community Foundation
  • Fostering Partnerships for the Environment—Foundation for the Philippine Environment
  • Exercising a Leadership Role in Partnership Building—Children and Youth Foundation of the Philippines



  • Field Building
  • Partnership
  • Strategy


  • Asia
  • Latin America

Blog Posts

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October 3, 2018

The Charles H. Revson Foundation and six philanthropic partners this week launched a new local news outlet in America’s largest city.


Jan 30

Join Professor Joel Fleishman and the President & CEO of Fairfield County's Community Foundation, Juanita James - for the Foundation Impact Res