Essential resources on participatory grantmaking.
Four Imperatives for Centering Communities in PhilanthropyReport
Participatory Grantmaking: Has Its Time Come?Report
Democratizing Family Philanthropy: Shifting Practice to Share PowerBlog Post
For those looking to learn more on the topic of participatory grantmaking.
Participatory Philanthropy ToolkitReport
A Move Toward Community Led Grantmaking: A Case Study of the Jay and Rose Phillips FoundationCase Study
Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources Through Participatory GrantmakingReport
How are organizations harnessing the power of participatory grantmaking?
Letting Go of Power, Centering Community: The Share FundCase Study
Community Fund: A Participatory Grantmaking Case StudyCase Study
Participatory Grantmaking Case Study: Durfee FoundationCase Study
Further reading on participatory grantmaking.
Practicing Participatory Philanthropy: Five Key Findings (NonProfit Quarterly, 2023): How can family foundations and donors stop perpetuating inequities within the communities and causes they serve? By centering community leadership, wisdom, and voices in grantmaking.
Participatory Grantmaking: What Practitioners Have to Say (NonProfit Quarterly, 2023): Participatory grantmaking is based on movement frameworks that have been around for centuries—and has roots in community distribution models that have been practiced for millennia. Even in today’s formal philanthropic sector, it has a considerable track record.
Participatory Grantmaking Is Your Future (Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2022): Funders must abandon top-down, one-sided funding approaches in favor of partnerships with the disability community.