Group in Zimbabwe - photo courtesey of Firelight Foundation

Funding from a Place of Trust

Exploring the value of general operating support and capacity building grants

Commissioned by the Citi Foundation and prepared by Synergos
Report launch webinar • Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As underscored by the Covid-19 health crisis, the value of flexible funding for strengthening nonprofits and powering their vital work is increasingly clear. Yet too many funders still hesitate to act on this information.

This new report Funding from a Place of Trust: Exploring the value of general operating support and capacity building grants offers a sound starting place for any foundation, philanthropist, or impact investor who wants to better understand the benefits of flexible funding and the vital considerations for doing it well. At its center is the essential concept of a trust-based relationship. The report was commissioned by the Citi Foundation and prepared by Synergos.

This report launch webinar shared highlights of the research, together with remarks from funders and grantees who are leading the way in utilizing general operating support and capacity building. Organizations represented included:

 

Report commissioned by

Citi Foundation

 

Prepared by

Synergos - Building trust works


Photo credit: Joop Reubens, Firelight Foundation

This event was part of a series of virtual convenings held by Synergos throughout 2020. For more information, visit www.synergos.org/experiences.