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Released: 11/2013

Site visits can help with grantmaking decisions, observe the progress of a grant during the grant period, or evaluate results at the end of the grant.

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Released: 11/2013

It is important to respond to grantseekers. They want to know if their proposals have been received, are going to be considered by the board and the timeline for a decision. To save time and streamline communications, many foundations are using form letters that can be personalized.

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Released: 12/2013

This sample document includes detailed discussion and information, discretionary grant request form and a sample grant acknowledgement.

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Released: 12/2013

This document includes a sample grant tracking spreadsheet.

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Released: 03/2008

Adopted by the Council on Foundations' Community Foundation Leadership Team on 3/4/2008, this document outlines the official definition of a community foundation.

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Released: 12/2010

An overview of the integral part community service should take on a youth grantmaking committee and a draft for planning a service initiative.

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Audience: Youth Grantmakers



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Released: 09/2013

Sample documents on best practices for officers of youth grantmaking committees.

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Audience: Youth Grantmakers
Topic: Planning



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Released: 12/2010

This guide is designed to help foundations consider how more diverse and inclusive practices might advance their mission by making their work more effective and more reflective of communities served.

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Released: 08/2008

A focus on racial equity can increase your effectiveness at every stage of the grant making process. Explores how a racial equity lens can help you scan your field or community, cultivate new leaders, encourage creative approaches, and nourish change inside your own foundation from Grantcraft. This guide was developed in partnership with the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity.

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Released: 06/2012

How Can Grantmakers Focus on Nonprofit Talent to Grow Impact? explores the importance of supporting nonprofit talent development, the unique talent needs of nonprofits seeking to grow their impact and how grantmakers can help.

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