In Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together, GrantCraft looks at how funders approach building capacity with grantees. Through examples from foundations ranging in size, mission, and geography, we explore various strategies for capacity building and the types of awareness that funders can choose to incorporate in decision making to facilitate informed, thoughtful judgments about strengthening organizations.
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Even if your family foundation or fund is very new, chances are you have already experienced at least one transition in the lifecycle of your giving program. What have been the key turning points in the life of your fund from the founders’ initial concept to the present? Which transitions can you see in the years ahead? How do you remember those past experiences? Did you plan for them or were they thrust upon you? Were the outcomes more positive and promising or tense and tumultuous?
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Resources from SCG's February 25, 2015 program, Sustainable International Development Goals: High Impact Collaboration for Philanthropy.
Under general supervision, supports the Annenberg Foundation’s Community Grantmaking Program, including communicating with prospective grantees, performing due diligence activities, and generating documentation and recommendations. Responsible for monitoring the status of a grant from inception to recommendation. This position works closely with the Programs Department to support the Foundation’s Community Grantmaking Program and ensures funds are invested in organizations and communities that achieve common outcomes and maximum impact.
The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness) is a private independent foundation created in 1992 with a mission to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded 7,690 grants totaling more than $912 million. It is one of the state’s largest private foundations. To learn more about the Foundation, visit our website at www.CalWellness.org.
Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the Director, Programs, Community Grantmaking & Special Initiatives facilitates community and civic leadership engagement. The Director oversees the efforts of the Program Team within the Los Angeles Office as well as aspects of the Alchemy and LA n Sync initiatives including interacting with stakeholders at various levels, governmental agency personnel, consultants, and other program partners, as well as the Foundation’s community grantmaking (aka the Chairman’s Fund).
Community Partners is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization offering fiscal sponsorship services and more. For more than 20 years, hundreds of individuals, groups, foundations and other institutions have worked with Community Partners to create and run nonprofit projects, establish coalitions, and manage major philanthropic initiatives to benefit the region. As a fiscal sponsor, we provide back-office services, extend our nonprofit status, and offer support and guidance to a range of social good projects operating under our umbrella.
Jewish World Watch (JWW) is a leading organization in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities, representing hundreds of thousands of people across the United States. Since its founding in 2004, JWW has grown from a collection of Southern California synagogues into a national coalition that includes schools, churches, individuals, communities and partner organizations that share a vision of a world without genocide.
Since 2011, Blue Shield of California Foundation has invested in a series of studies examining the healthcare preferences and experiences of low-income Californians. The research provides a unique inside-look at what real Californians think about their healthcare in order to inform the work of the community health centers and clinics on the frontlines of our safety net system.
Resources from SCG's February 11, 2015 program, In Focus: Health Care - The School-Based Wellness Center Breakthrough.
Under the direction of the Director of Community Investments the Program Officer III plans, develops and implements resource mobilization efforts to leverage the organizations programs, projects and overall grant making activities which advance the strategic plan priorities. The Program Officer III manages the development and implementation of projects that assess and recommend financial and social leveraging opportunities that support the expansion and enhancement of organizational resource mobilization, programmatic goals and sustainability planning.
Resources from the January 16, 2015 event, CEO Salon with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.
How can funders work together to have an impact on public policy?
Resources from the January 27, 2015 SCG program Politics, Policy, and Philanthropy: How Your Funding Priorities Could be Impacted This Year.
Resources from the SCG partner event, Learning from National Leaders on Pay-For-Success, held January 23, 2015.
Resources from the SCG Veterans Funders Group Meeting on January 21, 2015.
Resources from SCG's January 14, 2015 program, Innovations for Building Healthy, Equitable Communities.
Resources from SCG's January 12, 2015 program,In Focus: STEM+Arts Education - Next Generation Science Standards.
The UCLA Luskin Center for Civil Society has researched and published annual reports on the State of the Los Angeles nonprofit sector since 2002. Their goal is to conduct research to help nonprofit executive directors, staffs, and boards as well as government policy makers, foundations, and donors to better understand the shifts in demands and resources affecting the sector. In recent years they have focused the report on the lingering effects of the 2007 recession, specifically human services organizations working in high poverty neighborhoods.