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2019 Fundamentals of Effective Grantmaking

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2019 Fundamentals of Effective Grantmaking

This program is sold out, for any questions or concerns please contact Monica Banks at [email protected].

Grantmakers must continually sharpen their skills and knowledge to keep pace with changes in the sector and the growing need for increased foundation resources. SCG is pleased to offer our signature Fundamentals of Effective Grantmaking program, providing unparalleled service for nearly two decades. This content-rich training is an opportunity for foundation staff — both new to the field and seasoned professionals — to learn and revisit core grantmaking competencies.

SCG’s signature Fundamentals of Effective Grantmaking program is a comprehensive and engaging, three-day series that introduces core grantmaking skills and procedures to both new and seasoned philanthropic professionals. Individuals who attend the full program and site visit session will explore topics such as assessing proposals and site visits, building respectful relationships with grantees, evaluation, ethics, managing the challenges of grantmaking, adopting the networking and mentoring lifestyle and advocacy. This experience also provides a unique opportunity for participants to interact with colleagues in our grantmaking community.

This program is sure to sell out, so you are encouraged to save-the-dates!

Participants are required to attend all modules in addition to the “Visit with a Grantmaker” site visit.

2019 Dates:

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Visit with a Grantmaker: Half-day during the week of October 22-25, 2019
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Here's what past participants had to say about Fundamentals:

“I loved hearing about the different perspectives from people who have been in the field.”

“I gained a lot of insight and knowledge that I look forward to applying to my work!”

“Foundation for success!”

“Networking with my peers in the class. Awesome speakers.”

“The topics covered were relevant and impactful.”

Thursday, October 17, 2019 to Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Members: $495.00
Non-Members: $995.00
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This program is sold out, for any questions or concerns please contact Monica Banks at [email protected].

Current SCG, NCG, and SDG Members: $495
Eligible Non-members: $995

Program fee is due prior to the start of the program. Fees cover all course materials, lunches and refreshments.

Who May Participate
Current SCG, NCG, and SDG members and other grantmakers eligible for SCG membership.

*This program is a 101 level training designed for grantmakers who are new to the field (less than two years) or for relatively seasoned grantmakers seeking to revisit their primary grantmaking skills.

SCG members: register online.
NCG & SDG members: contact [email protected] to register.
Eligible non-members: If you already have an SCG account, log in to register.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Refunds & Cancellations
Sorry, we cannot offer refunds. Transfers within the same organization must be requested by emailing [email protected].

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

Jonathan Reid

Program Officer

Rosemary Veniegas

Senior Program Officer

Alicia Procello


Dannielle Campos

Senior Vice President

Jennifer Vanore

President & COO

Jennifer Price-Letscher

Director, Programs & Special Projects

Joanna S. Jackson

Vice President, Grant Operations

Julio Marcial

Director of Youth Justice

Elana Wien

Vice President, Center for Designed Philanthropy

Adrienne Wittenberg

Executive Director

Sylia Obagi

President and Founder

John E. Kobara

Chief Operating Officer & Social Entrepreneur

Jessica Monge Coria

Senior Program Manager

Kamella Tate


Seyron Foo

Vice President, Public Policy & Government Relations

Claire Peeps

Executive Director

Vera de Vera

Director, Leadership for Movements