Designing Grant Programs
By A. Scott DuPree and David Winder with Cristina Parnetti, Chandni Prasad and Shari Turitz | August 2000 | View Full Text
This is a chapter from the Foundation Building Sourcebook: A Practitioners Guide Based on Experience in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
This chapter focuses on the design of grantmaking programs. We explore two approaches; one involves the preparation of a strategic plan incorporating specific goals, objectives, strategies and activities. The second describes an approach in which program departments staffed by professionals had scope to develop initiatives within their own program areas and select the most appropriate mix of partners.
- A Strategic Plan: Foundation for the Philippine Environment
- A Framework for Program Design: Foundation for Higher Education (Colombia)
- A strategic plan can provide a good framework for the design of grantmaking programs.
- Program effectiveness depends on the careful integration of different types and levels of grants.
- The most appropriate partners need to be identified for each type of grant.
- Programs that seek to affect changes in public service provision benefit from the participation of all stakeholders.
Funding for the Sourcebook was provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, with additional support from Aga Khan Foundation Canada, the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium, Avina, Inc., the Ford Foundation and the Open Society Institute.
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