Practice Guide

This assessment guide aims to help funders make smarter—and fairer—grantmaking decisions. It shares specific questions to ask and plan examples to consider in pursuit of transformative change. Prospective grantees can also use this guide to strengthen their proposals and projects before advancing them within the funding pipeline.  

May 4, 2008

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Smart moves to make when expanding leadership opportunities.

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    How to revitalize the physical, social and economic landscape.

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    Questions to ask to help address racial and social inequities.

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    Examples of what is—and isn’t—transformational work.

Key Takeaway

The goal: grantmaking decisions that advance fairness, democracy, opportunity and access

This guide identifies 3 principles for funders to consider when assessing proposals and projects. These are: 1) focusing on people and place; 2) reducing local and regional disparities; and 3) expanding leadership opportunities.  

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations