Atlantic Reports: Investing in Change

Why Supporting Advocacy Makes Sense for Foundations

The Atlantic Philanthropies

2008, 17 pages. The Atlantic Philanthropies, 125 Park Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, NY, 10017, (212) 916-7305,

This is the first publication in The Atlantic Philanthropies' series Atlantic Reports. This report explores the experiences of a growing number of funders around the world who have committed to supporting advocacy as a strategy to advance social change. It describes various forms of advocacy that a foundation can support, including commissioning research, policy development, community organizing, coalition work, legislative lobbying, litigation, mass campaigns and more.