Grant Making Policies
The Foundation’s methodology is very interactive with its grantees. Unlike some other foundations, it does not accept unsolicited applications for support. The foundation issues an invitation to apply only after a thorough analysis indicates shared vision, innovation, organizational strength and a willingness to collaborate on the part of the applicant. It often seeks out other major funders with which to partner and promotes the sharing of knowledge on or about successes in its mission. Foundation staff are involved in the development of the programs and remain very involved in major programs funded over multiple years. Single-year and pilot programs are also thoroughly monitored to assess future funding potential.
Please watch this GrantCraft video where Jay Ruderman discusses how the foundation measures its impact: