Grants to individuals: Investing in people and their communities

Aiming to have a broad effect on organizations or communities, some grant makers choose to fund individuals. It’s true that grants to individuals make special demands on foundations, both legally and administratively, but sometimes they are the only way to achieve an important objective. In this guide, grant makers talk about the rigors and rewards of investing in people. Learn how to design and manage a grants-to-individuals program, including developing a theory of change, using the right funding mechanism, and finding the right people to support.