We help philanthropic organizations solve complex problems in order to create equitable communities

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Leaders from nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, and community need to work across organizational and sector boundaries in order to develop systemic solutions to address our most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges. 

Since 2005, csb philanthropic solutions has been helping philanthropic leaders work collaboratively, serving as connectors across the nonprofit, government, and business sectors to align resources, strategies, and policies to advance racial equity and economic opportunity . 


csb philanthropic solutions works in areas ranging from affordable housing and human services to health and workplace development, our practice focuses on selecting, funding, facilitating, coaching, and supporting collaborative initiatives seeking to improve outcomes for low-income communities and communities of color.  



About Cassandra

A seasoned philanthropic and nonprofit executive, Cassandra Benjamin has helped stakeholders work across sectors and issue areas to create more equitable and sustainable outcomes for low-income communities and communities of color. She founded csb philanthropic solutions in 2005.

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We’re especially passionate about pursuing work in the following areas:

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Housing provides the vital foundation for people and communities to thrive.  We help philanthropy develop effective strategies from strengthening the safety net and preventing homelessness to supporting the production, preservation, and protection of affordable homes.   

Although climate change affects us all, low-income families and communities of color are disproportionately impacted. We support foundations in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery and in developing initiatives to create more climate resilient communities. 

Healthy communities need accessible and affordable housing, schools, grocery stores, parks, and transit – as well as opportunities for social connection and cultural vitality.  We work with intermediaries and foundations to improve social determinants of health and create greater community well-being. 

Transforming educational and workforce systems is essential to increasing educational attainment and addressing income inequality. We partner with cross-sector leaders to focus on the most impacted populations, remove barriers, and align resources to improve outcomes. 

At the end of the day, our focus is about changing systems to create equitable opportunities for people—no matter the issue area.


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