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The Foundation of Well-Being: New Report Shows Why Philanthropy Cannot Replace Government

October 25, 2018

Report Cover - Illinois Partners in HS Government and PhilanthropyIllinois Partners for Human Service, a long-time partner of National Human Services Assembly on our National Reframing Initiative, released a new report on the roles of philanthropy and government support in human services, particularly the essential part government plays on a large scale in building community well-being and helping individuals and families thrive. “Government is the Foundation of Well-Being: Why Philanthropy Cannot Replace Government in Helping Illinois Communities Reach Their Potential,” takes a deeper look at how these institutions have evolved and demonstrates why state government must fully fund human services because no other entity can do so at that capacity. The report analyzes government funding, individual income data, charitable contributions, local foundations, and tax policy.