Faith-based organizations (FBOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) have a long history of delivering needed services to low-income residents. In many poor neighborhoods, they are often the only institutions with both substantial support within and outside the community. Their presence and status within these low- income communities provides them with relevant information about the challenges residents face, and allows them to earn the trust of those they serve. Faith- and community-based organizations provide essential social services such as youth programming, crime prevention, and mentoring programs.
Featured Project: Compassion Capital Fund
As part of its $30 million Compassion Capital Fund Initiative, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services selected Branch Associates to examine and document promising practices among intermediaries as well as faith- and community- based groups. Branch Associates conducted a study of promising practices drawn from an examination of 10 exemplary intermediaries. Branch Associates also developed an assessment tool to help faith- and community-based nonprofits strengthen their organizational capacity.