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Where are we seeing sustained changes in grantmaking practices to reduce grantee burden?

In 2020, many funders pledged to streamline grant application and reporting processes to reduce grantee burden; learn about what progress has been made to date and which areas need continued improvement.

By Elisha Smith Arrillaga (she/her)

July 15, 2024

​​Toward ​nimbl​e​ and creative ​funding for LGBTQ communities ​through a time of crisis

Discover recent trends in funding for LGBTQ communities and causes—and why more philanthropic support is needed—based on the Funders for LGBTQ Issues 2024 Resource Tracking Report.

By April Bethea (she/her) and Sammy Luffy (she/her)

July 10, 2024

Unlocking equity by investing in broad outreach and deep community organizing

Community organizing plays a critical role in an inclusive, healthy democracy; learn how the Tides Foundation supports community organizations’ efforts to ensure their members’ voices are heard.

By Beth Huang (she/her )

July 8, 2024

Centering communities: Leaning into participatory grantmaking to increase equity

Learn why the Boston foundation embraces participatory grantmaking and how they’ve implemented best practices and shifted power to drive greater impact in their community.

By Candace Burton (she/her )

July 2, 2024

Demographic data dos and don’ts for funders

Take this free course to learn about demographic data dos and don’ts based on funders’ real-world lessons and best practices for collecting, analyzing, and using this information in grantmaking.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

June 24, 2024

Announcing Candid insights: The ‘big picture’ on the nonprofit sector

Announcing Candid insights—a go-to publication for the nonprofit sector that provides helpful articles, data-driven stories, expert perspectives, and more—to support your mission-driven work.

By Lauren Brathwaite (she/her) and Kyoko Uchida (she/her)

June 18, 2024

Foundation giving remained steady in 2023. What’s the outlook for 2024?

What could foundation giving in 2023 mean for giving to nonprofits this year? Find out by delving into Candid’s analysis of last year’s foundation giving and payout data, including what changes to expect in grantmaking in 2024.

By Grace Sato (she/her)

June 12, 2024

Funder collaboratives are key to a vibrant, just, and inclusive democracy

Discover the vital role that funder collaboratives play in strengthening civic engagement, including how collaborative funds’ can distinctly drive impact to ensure U.S. democracy is inclusive, thriving, and participatory for all.

By Rini Chakraborty (she/her)

June 11, 2024

Grant application and review practices for more equitable and inclusive funding

Discover five grant application and review best practices that the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation uses to make their funding more equitable and inclusive.

By Kaerie Ray (she/her)

June 10, 2024

Investing for impact: Leveraging assets to advance systemic change

Learn how to build an impact investing program that drives systematic change using Jesse Ball DuPont Fund’s learnings from making impact investments in their community.

By Mari Kuraishi (she/her) and Chris Crothers (he/him)

June 6, 2024

How funders can bolster direct voter engagement

Discover three obstacles to direct voter engagement facing today’s nonprofits that work to boost voter turnout and increase nonpartisan participation in the U.S. election.

By Neill Coleman (he/him) and Melody Lopez (she/her)

June 4, 2024

Breaking the cycle: Supporting veterans and military families’ basic needs in local communities

Learn why supporting veterans and military families’ unmet basic needs via more holistic funding and assistance programs is key to improving the health and livelihoods of U.S. veterans.

By Lauren Brathwaite (she/her)

May 23, 2024