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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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Gifting Power, RSF Social Finance

16 January 2018

pgmadmin

This short video is an overview of RSF’s shared gifting approach.

Categories: Stories. Format: Video. Source: RSF Social Finance. Length: 5 minutes.


Mechanics of Participatory Grantmaking: UHAI

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: LGBTQIA+. Format: PDF report. Geography: Africa. Source: Grantcraft. Length: 6 pages.


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Who Decides? How Participatory Grantmaking Benefits Donors, Communities and Movements

21 April 2014

Matty Hart

Research that delves into the practices of eight participatory funders.

Categories: Advocacy. Format: PDF report. Source: Lafayette Practice. Length: 45 pages.


Shared Gifting Toolkit

11 October 2019

Kelley Buhles, Afsana Hye, Raquel Iglesias, & Ellie Lanphier

This brief report includes practical tips on implementing a shared gifting practice.

Categories: Practical. Format: PDF report. Length: 5 pages.


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.


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Five reasons to support participatory grantmaking, Rose Longhurst, Edge Fund

7 August 2017

Rose Longhurst

This consice aritcle describes five benefits of participatory grantmaking.

Categories: Advocacy. Format: Online Article. Source: Alliance Magazine. Length: 800 words.


Hewlett Foundation OE DEI Grants Report

15 March 2021

Grantcraft

This report from Hewlett discussed their participatory approach to their OE-DEI grants on Page 18.

Categories: Stories. Source: Grantcraft.


Insight on PGM: Diana Samarasan, Disability Rights Fund

20 September 2018

Diana Samarasan

Categories: Stories. Tags: Disability Rights. Format: Video. Source: Grantcraft. Length: 3 minutes.


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How Grantmakers Can Get Involved With Participatory Grantmaking — Today

25 September 2020

Ben Wrobel & Meg Massey

This is the second article on participatory grantmaking in a three part series from the Beeck Center, which is exploring ways that funders can shift power to communities.

Categories: Practical. Tags: Decision-making. Format: Online Article. Source: Beeck Center. Length: 1100 words.


Beneficiaries in Charge

29 January 2019

Cullagh Warnock & Samantha Rennie

This article describes Rosa’s experience implementing particiaptory grantmaking as a women’s fund, drawing on the experience of other women’s funds.

Categories: Stories. Format: Online Article. Source: Alliance Magazine. Length: 2000 words.



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