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Participatory grantmaking is as much art as science. We’ve curated resources and best practices about how to shift power effectively, equitably and authentically

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Mechanics of Participatory Grantmaking

For practitioners starting out with participatory grantmaking or looking to refine their own participatory processes, understanding the minutia how other foundations approach this work can be invaluable.

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Systemic Change through Participatory Grantmaking, Hannah Paterson, Winston Churchill Fellowship (October 9, 2019)

9 October 2019

Hannah Paterson

This article describes the approach of the Other Foundation in South Africa for achieving systemic change through particiaptory grantmaking.

Categories: Stories. Tags: Systemic Change. Format: Online Article. Geography: South Africa. Source: Hannah Paterson (Medium). Length: 1000 words.


How can we keep people safe in participatory grant-making?

22 June 2022

Tom Burke

How can we keep people safe in participatory grant-making? Power. Who has it? How do they keep it? How do they use it for good or ill? Who is denied […]

Categories: Blog.


Mechanics of Participatory Grantmaking: FundAction

15 March 2021

GrantCraft by Candid

This is part of a series of brief stories that feature the work of participatory grantmakers from Grantcraft.

Categories: Stories. Format: PDF report. Source: Grantcraft. Length: 4 pages.


Feedback with Love

11 July 2021

Hannah Paterson

How do we use this space to make philanthropy and the work many of us are doing better? 

Categories: Blog. Tags: blog.


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Redestributing Power

15 January 2021

Hannah Paterson

A video recording of the second in a series of webinars on participatory grantmaking, which addresses power.

Categories: Practical. Tags: Power. Format: Video. Source: YouTube (Hannah Paterson). Length: 57 minutes.


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Participatory Grantmaking 101

13 January 2021

Hannah Paterson

A video recording of the first in a series of webinars on participatory grantmaking, which addresses participatory grantmaking basics.

Categories: Practical. Tags: Basics. Format: Video. Source: YouTube (Hannah Paterson). Length: 58 minutes.


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Themes from our Participatory Grantmaking in the Arts

10 March 2020

MacArthur Foundation

This article describes MacArthur’s experience implementing participatory grantamking in their Culture, Equity, and the ARts program.

Categories: Stories. Tags: Arts. Format: Online Article. Geography: United States. Source: MacArthur Foundation. Length: 2300 words.


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How to do Participatory Grantmaking Online during COVID-19

18 May 2020

Winifred Olliff & Katy Love

This brief article provides practical tips for funders who want to launch, expand, or continue their participatory practice in the context of a global pandemic where in-person meetings are impractical.

Categories: Practical. Tags: COVID-19. Format: Online Article. Source: Alliance Magazine. Length: 1000 words.


Mechanics of Participatory Grantmaking: Red Umbrella

15 March 2021

GrantCraft by Candid

This is part of a series of brief stories that feature the work of participatory grantmakers from Grantcraft.

Categories: Stories. Tags: Sex Workers. Format: PDF report. Geography: Europe. Source: Grantcraft. Length: 4 pages.


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Exploring Participatory Grantmaking with Grants Managers

11 February 2020

Tierney Smith & Katy Love

This interview-style article features tips from Janice Tud and Arlene Wilson-Grant for administering grants in a participatory grantmaking context.

Categories: Practical. Tags: Operations. Format: Online Article. Source: GrantBook. Length: 2000 words.



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