Stanford Social Innovation Review Features Kelly Ryan

Partners Council member and CEO of the Incourage Foundation in Wisconsin Rapids, Kelly Ryan recently published, “Increasing Impact: People and Place at the Center” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. In the article Kelly shares how the community foundation is catalyzing innovation and community participation in transforming Wisconsin Rapids from a ‘one-mill town’ into a vibrant and sustainable community. Leaders of the Incourage Foundation believe that place and people must center philanthropy and that a foundation must utilize more than just grant making to serve its mission. Philanthropic and community leaders across the country should look to Wisconsin Rapids for inspiration on how philanthropy and economic and workforce development can revitalize a region.