What We Do

Engaging government and philanthropy, the Task Force is enhancing anchor institution practices by:

  • Bringing together scholars, university presidents and other leaders in higher education, and practitioners;
  • Increasing cooperation and alignment among government, anchor institutions, businesses, schools, community organizations and philanthropy;
  • Developing strategies to promote interagency government collaboration;
  • Providing tools for anchor institutions to enhance their societal missions, address local needs, as well as strengthen democratic, mutually beneficial partnerships between institutions of higher education, schools, and community based organizations;
  • Providing tools for anchor institutions to help students develop as democratic citizens who are lifelong contributors to communities and the nation’s well-being.
  • Complementing philanthropic strategies to support and strengthen vulnerable communities.


More About the Task Force:

What We Do    Management and Administration    Evolution 

Relevant Documents:

Task Force Statement    Retooling HUD Executive Summary    Retooling HUD Chapter 8

AITF Anchor Institutions Task Force

An action oriented learning community, promoting the engagement of anchor institutions in community and economic development.

REPG Race & Equity in Philanthropy Group

A philanthropic network promoting racial equity and all forms of inclusion in foundation policy and practices.

Philanthropic Innovations

A fundamental aspect of Marga Incorporated’s work has been to catalyze innovations in philanthropy.

Anchor Institution Community Partnerships

Marga Incorporated helps to launch, advise, sustain, and evaluate anchor partnerships.