Choosing the Right Projects to Fund

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Grand Rapids, MI

Identifying good projects and great ideas is only a portion of a foundation's work.  Equally important is assessing the institutional and strategic fit distinctive to each foundation. Other issues such as organizational leadership, capacity, issue area experience, and research basis for programmatic approaches will also be addressed.

*Completion of this program counts toward the CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series Certificate of Completion - More Details


Elizabeth Kidd joined The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area in 2008 as the Directory of Grantmaking.  Elizabeth manages the Foundation's competitive grant program as well as capacity building and community impact grants.  She works closely with the Distribution Committee and Youth Advisory Committee and represents the Community Foundation on a number of collaborative community initiatives.  Elizabeth also coordinates grant distributions for donor advised and agency funds held at the Community Foundation.


Staff and leadership of any grantmaker seeking to strengthen their grant reviews, financial analysis and/or grantmaking.


CMF Members - $50.00
Non-Members - $100.00


Please contact Deb Palms at or 313-566-2444 Ext. 213.