People's Liberty is a philanthropic lab
that brings together civic-minded talent
to address challenges and uncover opportunities
to accelerate the positive transformation of Greater Cincinnati.
People's Liberty invests directly in individuals through funding and mentorship,
creating a new, replicable model for grantmakers in other cities.
In layman's terms:
People's Liberty is investing in Cincy by investing in its people. (... Specifically those individuals with the type of game-changing ideas, visions, and projects that have the potential to enhance the collective experience of living in the Queen City.)
What that means:
The PL folks are retooling the traditional framework of civic investment. Traditionally, grant money is channeled through pre-existing organizations (which, of course, can range from gigundous to teensy, from age-old to babe-in-the-woods).Well, the PL approach redirects those resources, along with a respectable amount of support, guidance, and infrastructure, into individual citizens. Think of it as crowd-sourced (though still deeply vetted & curated) social improvement.
What THAT means:
If you (or anyone you know, for that matter) is in possession of a concept that just might ripple a fair amount of goodness, activation, and connection into what life in Cincinnati looks, feels, and moves like... I think you just found your home.
For a bit of extra inspiration, check out what PL's currently got in the works. From Haile Fellowships Start Small & MUSICLi to a multitude of other projects, the roster is jam-packed with smart, compassionate bada$$ery.
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If you'd like to learn more about People's Liberty, visit www.peoplesliberty.org.