Designing the Grant
Grants to Individuals

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Grants to Individuals

Contributors to this guide talk about the rigors and rewards of investing in people through fellowships, scholarships, and other grants to individuals. Along with design and management, a grants-to-individuals program may also involve special legal and administrative requirements. This guide explores these issues with sage advice from experienced funders.

Highlights

  • From purpose to program: theories of change
  • Grants to individuals and the law
  • What grantees wish grantmakers knew
Program-Related Investing

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Program-Related Investing

Program-related investments are loans and equity investments that foundations provide at favorable rates to support activities that have a direct charitable purpose. Learn from experienced PRI-makers how you can expand foundation resources. This guide will walk you through the process, offering practical advice at each step – from explaining the concept to your board to structuring and closing your first deal.

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  • Skills for getting started
  • Making the first deal
  • Lessons learned by PRI makers
Providing for the Long Term

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Providing for the Long Term

An endowment can be an effective way to ensure the permanence and stability of a grantee organization. Grantmakers discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of supporting endowments and other long-term financial assets and provide tips on managing the fund, selecting financial advisers and fund managers, and generally helping grantees get the most from the endowment.

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  • Understanding the rewards and risks involved
  • Deciding if a grantee is ready
  • Guidelines for fund management
  • Creative alternatives for an endowment

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International Grantmaking

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International Grantmaking

In this guide, experienced international grantmakers talk about how they've brought a global perspective to their funding. Read about the legal and logistical challenges they've faced, how they've built strong relationships with grantees, and the ins and outs of different options for international funding.

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  • Dealing with distance and cultural difference
  • Understanding the role of intermediaries
  • Making the most of consultants
World Summits and Conferences

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World Summits and Conferences

International conferences have emerged as important venues for debating and acting on urgent global problems. This guide, drawing on grantmaker experiences, looks at how funding in connection with a summit can advance grantees' programmatic goals and help them get the most from a summit experience.

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  • Working with grantees to advance their goals
  • Supporting their efforts to engage the media effectively
  • Understanding the debates about summits