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The Pontiac Collective Impact Partnership is a coordinating body that brings partners together to ensure community members have the access, opportunities, and resources needed to thrive.

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Here are answers to commonly asked questions about both the collective impact process, as well as the Pontiac Collective Impact Partnership in particular.

What is the Collective Impact process?

The collective impact process is a framework that enables community residents, organizations, and leaders to come together around common goals. This data-driven approach guides us in identifying shared outcomes, developing meaningful strategies, and measuring change.

What other cities have tried this process?

We are inspired by StriveTogether, a consulting firm that guided Cincinnati in a similar initiative and supports communities to work toward changing the systems that shape opportunity. And it leads to results. Our model draws on the StriveTogether Theory of Action.™

Their approach has been utilized in 70+ cities across the country.

Who’s financially supporting the initiative?

Initial funding for our infrastructure and administrative costs is provided by the Pontiac Funders Collaborative, which consists of nine regional philanthropic organizations.

Does PCIP give out grant funding?

No, but we can connect you with grant opportunities within the community.   

What’s a Community Data Hub? 

This is your one-stop shop for all things related to Pontiac data! You’ll find demographic information, stats on education and housing, and more. This is a regularly updated repository of data that can be used by anyone in the community to develop, plan, implement, and measure the effectiveness of community projects.