How Foundations Are Using a Systems Change Approach to Work Toward Social Change

A recent article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review discusses how some foundations are using a systems change approach to work toward social change in the current political climate. "A key differentiator for systems change foundations," author Mark R. Kramer writes, "is that they no longer try to pilot a small-scale program first and then take it to scale later; they confront the system at scale from the start."

The article describes how systems change foundations approach social issues in ways that "think beyond their grantees" to address the ecosystem of factors which affect communities. Included are statements and examples from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Ford Foundation, T.L.L. Temple Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and others.

Read the article on the Stanford Social Innovation Review.