Integrating Funders Into a Multisector Transit-Equity Collaborative

November 14, 2016

In the November 2016 the Foundation Review featured a number of articles from key players in Colorado’s philanthropic landscape, including the funder collaborative of Mile High Connects.  Integrating Funders Into a Multisector Transit-Equity Collaborative examines the efforts of Mile High Connects, its history, and how it uses a collective impact model to implement systemic change with and for low-income communities and communities of color by connecting them to affordable housing, healthy environments, quality education, and good-paying jobs. The article describes the collaborative’s approach to evaluation, reflects on its initial impacts, offers an assessment of its overall success, and shares with the philanthropic sector lessons learned in working effectively in a cross-sector collaborative.