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March 23, 2014
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Community Funds Ask People From Diverse Walks of Life for Priorities

Jackson Hill, for The Chronicle

A grant from the Greater New Orleans Foundation allowed the local Planned Parenthood to hire LeAndra Shipps (left) to help new and expectant mothers. “I want to create things that people in the community tell me are necessary,” says foundation vice president Joann Ricci.

Cecilia Clarke, president of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, is sitting on $60-million in assets ready to be distributed throughout the borough.

But before she spends any money, she’s going to seek advice from her neighbors.

While the scores of...

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