Tying Grant Practices to Foundation Values

Session materials from PEAK2019.

Building from the work of PEAK Grantmaking’s Walk the Talk project, this interactive session will review the Hewlett Foundation’s process to define a philosophy of grant practice that stems from its guiding principles. Hear questions with which the Hewlett Foundation is still grappling. Workshop your own questions around aligning foundation grantmaking practices with values.

Participants will learn about:

Analyzing and codifying the relationship between a foundation’s grantmaking practices and its values

Questions and constraints on aligning foundation grantmaking practice and values

Working toward greater alignment between foundation values and practices

​Aimée Bruederle

Grants Officer, Global Development and Population Program

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Aimée Bruederle is Grants Officer for the Global Development and Population program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She partners with program staff on the operational aspects of international grantmaking. Prior to joining the Hewlett Foundation, Aimée worked as a grants manager at the Tides Foundation. Aimée holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. In addition, she obtained a specialization in international business at the Copenhagen Business School. She earned her Master’s in Public Health with an emphasis on Women’s and Reproductive Health from Johns Hopkins University in May 2017.

Brooke Treadwell

Grants Officer

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Brooke Treadwell is a grants officer for the Education program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She is responsible for grantmaking operations, practices and data analysis across the foundation’s strategies for Open Educational Resources and K-12 Teaching and Learning.

Brooke has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, working most recently at UNESCO, where she implemented education policy reforms in Burma/Myanmar. Prior to that she was senior associate at the DeBoer Foundation where she managed a portfolio of grants supporting education and global development projects.

Grants Management Professional Competency Model

Cross-Cutting Competencies

  • Strategic Management: Promote organizational mission and goals and inspire colleagues to achieve them.

Lifecycle of a Grant Competencies

  • Planning and Pre-Grant: Apply the grantmaker values, mission, and goals to ensure alignment of application process and guidelines.