PHILANTHROPY RESOURCES
Domestic Grantmaking
  • Manage the entire grantmaking cycle and process.
  • Read and respond to letters of inquiry.
  • Review proposals and prepare summaries. 
  • Conduct due diligence for regulatory compliance, fiscal stability, governance effectiveness, and programmatic outcomes.
  • Act as a liaison between the foundation and non-profit organizations.
  • Coordinate and conduct site visits.
  • Prepare grantee correspondence and award letters.
International Grantmaking

Many small foundations mistakenly believe their size limits their ability to incorporate global interests into their philanthropy.  Small grants, however, can make an important difference in a global context.  These grants can effectively support small community organizations; address the needs of a specific group, such as local entrepreneurs or women’s empowerment; or provide critical supplemental funding for a larger countrywide program.  The concepts and tools used by small foundations to fund domestically are easily transferred into the international sector.

  • Design a grantmaking system that enhances philanthropic goals and encompasses geographic and cultural constraints.
  • Facilitate networking and collaboration with local organizations, key stakeholders, affinity groups, foundations, and other donor networks.
  • Determine the necessity and appropriateness of working through an intermediary.
  • Manage regulatory compliance, equivalency determinations, and expenditure responsibility.