This report was produced by Hannah Paterson to summarize her exploration of participatory grantmaking during her Winston Churchill Fellowship. It explores different participatory models, provides practical tips, and unearths important themes in this area.
This report shares lessons learned from participatory funders around the world.
26 March 2021
Participatory Grantmaking Community
The Participatory Grantmaking Community respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. In short we’ll never sell, lend or give your information to anyone outside of the […]
15 March 2021
GrantCraft by Candid
This is part of a series of brief stories that feature the work of participatory grantmakers from Grantcraft.
13 January 2021
A video recording of the first in a series of webinars on participatory grantmaking, which addresses participatory grantmaking basics.
Participatory Grantmaking: A Test of Rubric Scoring Versus Popular Voting Selection in a Blinded Grantmaking Process
10 December 2019
Wojcik, Oktawia et al
This article addresses the design of this approach to grantmaking and, specifically, whether changing the decision-making process in addition to changing the decisionmakers has an effect on how grants are allocated. It examines the design of two grant review processes — one based on popular voting, the other a more traditional rubric approach — and compares their outcomes to learn whether a more open and discursive process based on popular voting for grantee selection helps to overcome bias against small organizations.
1 October 2019
Rhodri Davies & Rose Longhurst
Rose Longhurst discusses participation in philanthropy and her experience of radical approaches to grantmaking with Edge Fund (and others).
7 August 2017
This consice aritcle describes five benefits of participatory grantmaking.
9 February 2021
If we are doing Participatory Grantmaking by just inviting people to engage in the work that we do, in the way that we do it, without any wrap-around support we are always just setting them up for failure. The most exciting and rewarding part of my role is working with community members to help them make funding decisions.
Systemic Change through Participatory Grantmaking, Hannah Paterson, Winston Churchill Fellowship (October 9, 2019)
9 October 2019
This article describes the approach of the Other Foundation in South Africa for achieving systemic change through particiaptory grantmaking.
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