The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Participatory Grantmaking

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One important characteristic of social justice philanthropy is that it involves people affected by a social problem in decisions about how to spend money. Our emerging Participatory Grantmaking project publishes accessible real-life case studies of participatory grantmaking to inform and advance power-shifting in philanthropy more generally. In the coming months, we will also explore the growth of philanthropy occurring outside "professional" grantmaking avenues, such as giving circles and community-based youth initiatives.

For more information about participatory grantmaking, we recommend the following resources, from GrantCraft by Candid.