Sharing Power and Curbing Racial Inequities: How Grant Makers Can Commit to Real Change a Year After Covid

Media March 31, 2021

Focus our processes on learning and improvement. Many foundations ask grantees and prospective grantees to jump through hoops that take up too much of their precious time, are out of proportion to the size of the grants, and don’t produce valuable insights. We should be open to adopting the practices advocated for by organizations like Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (including those used by the Robert Sterling Clark and the Durfee foundations and the Krupp Family Foundation) to determine what information is most useful for driving the grantee and grant maker’s learning and improvement.

We should also follow the lead of Venture Philanthropy Partners, the Impetus Foundation, and Blue Meridian Partners in providing grantees with support for building the technology and human systems they need to collect and use that information well.”

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