Seventeen ways grantmakers can make a difference

Grantmaking—your most powerful toolGenerally, grantseekers submit a proposal to the board to fund a specific project and, if approved, receive a check from the foundation. While this is the most common type of grant, it is only one of many ways foundations can offer support to grantees. A standard project grant may be ideal for funding an innovative or proven program, but not the best way to help a fledgling organization or one under pressure to raise money quickly. This slide show offers an overview of the many grant types available to support philanthropy.

Seventeen ways grantmakers can make a difference

Project support

Project support grants typically fund a specific project or outcome as outlined in the applicant’s proposal and approved by your board. This is a simple, straightforward offer of support. Image courtesy of The DreamYard Project.

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