How charitable foundations select grant recipients

Diana Leat
30th Jun 1998

Grant-givers - statutory, voluntary and corporate - are spending their money more carefully.

Before they give a grant many want to be assured not only of the probity of the applicant organisation, but also its capacity and competence, the feasibility of the work proposed and likely outcomes. Faith, hope and information discusses what information grant-makers want from applicants and how they go about getting it.

Based on the procedures of the top 50 charitable foundations, it discusses the pros and cons of the various approaches used. A series of checklists provides a practical guide for organisations wanting to review their own application and assessment processes. The issues discussed will be of interest to all grant-makers in whatever sector.