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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

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

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

Prioritizing authentic connections through trust-based philanthropy

Trust-based philanthropy (TBP) is central to Honnold Foundation’s grantmaking; learn how feedback from grassroots nonprofits informs their approach to setting up their grantees to successfully drive lasting impact.

By Emily Teitsworth (she/her) and Kate Trujillo (she/her)

May 15, 2024

Philanthropic collaboratives are finding ways to more effectively measure impact

Find out how philanthropic collaboratives—organizations that distribute resources from multiple donors to nonprofits—are finding new and effective ways to equitably measure impact across their portfolio of grantees.

By Mariah Collins (she/her) and Erika Caballero Montoya (she/her)

May 13, 2024

Empowering change: Black-founded nonprofits achieving impact with limited resources

Delve into data on Black-founded nonprofits to discover how they’re resiliently committed to driving impact in the face of funding disparities, limited growth opportunities, and the need for equitable support and investment.

By Lauren Brathwaite (she/her)

May 6, 2024

Embracing partnership: A promising paradigm for nonprofit governance

It’s time to revisit traditional nonprofit governance. National Council of Nonprofit’s Donna Murray-Brown explains why a new partnership-driven model between nonprofit board members and staff promises to unlock greater impact.

By Donna Murray-Brown (she/her)

April 29, 2024

Foundations step up funding to bolster trust in local news

Trust in local news is critical to combating misinformation and keeping the U.S. public informed by a diversity of voices as evidenced by foundations’ funding to sustain today’s local media outlets’ operations.

By Samantha Mercado (she/her/hers)

April 25, 2024

Scaling positive systems change: Addressing underlying conditions and sustainability

Learn why positive systems change for scaling nonprofits’ impact requires holistically addressing underlying issues of power dynamics, public policies, control over resources, and incentive structures.

By Heather Grady (she/her )

April 18, 2024

Embarking on a continuous learning journey to drive equity

PEAK Grantmaking’s Satonya Fair shares why advancing racial equity in grantmaking means embracing knowledge sharing and continuous learning through practice to achieve meaningful change.

By Satonya Fair (she/her)

March 12, 2024

Trust-based considerations for demographic data

Shaady Salehi and Chantias Ford of the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project share key considerations for using demographic data to inform grantmaking decisions.

By Shaady Salehi (she/her) and Chantias Ford (she/her)

July 11, 2023