This initiative, sponsored by a funding collaborative led by the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation and established in 1998, aimed at building relations between immigrants and longtime residents in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Community Science was engaged to evaluate the initiative. We developed a grantee reporting process where we interviewed each grantee director and worked with him/her to transform the interview into their progress and annual reports to the funding collaborative. These interviews provided the basis for our reports of the grantees’ accomplishments and what did and did not work in establishing intergroup relations. We also developed case studies of selected grantee projects. The Initiative led to the creation of the national Community Foundations/Intergroup Relations Program described next, and became one of the six communities involved in this national program.

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