When we started Third Sector 10 years ago, my co-founder George Overholser and I saw that there was a big disconnect among government-funded human and social service programs, the communities those programs were designed to serve, and the philanthropic efforts designed to address some of the nation’s most persistent challenges, including health, homelessness, education, and workforce development.
There’s no doubt that social service delivery is serious, complex, and expensive — but the trillions of dollars being spent by government and philanthropy every year weren’t connected to results, and the government programs
Innovative Approaches to Deploying Federal Childcare Relief FundingThird Sector has partnered with the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood and Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care to develop a funding model for federal relief funds with intentional incentives for advancing equity and quality.
2020 has been a challenging year and also one we are proud of at Third Sector. Learn more about our reflections and updates to our racial equity commitments in our end of year letter to our community.
Third Sector Director Oscar Benitez joined the Future Fridays podcast to discuss our work, how we partner with communities to ensure human services are being delivered with a focus on outcomes for those who need them most, and how we’re seeing government adapt service delivery in light of COVID-19
As we enter our third month of pandemic precautions and remote working by e-mail and video-conference, Third Sector remains committed to supporting our valued partners in creating positive outcomes for their communities. Please take a look at a variety of resources our team has been working on that may help your community continue to consider long-term outcomes as we all enter the endurance phase of serving our communities during the pandemic.