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
- 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.