Shifting Power through Participatory Grantmaking

Shifting Power through Participatory Grantmaking

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Are you interested in participatory grantmaking but don’t know where to start? Are you curious about giving the communities you serve decision-making power? This session highlights findings from Candid’s October 2018 GrantCraft publication Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources through Participatory Grantmaking, and guides participants through key questions related to this approach’s frameworks and ethos. 

Explore the “why” and the “how” of participatory grantmaking, from its benefits and its challenges to its mechanics for recruiting community members, reviewing applications, and making decisions. Hear from Maryland Philanthropy Network members Kaiser Permanente Community Health about how they are using this practice in their grantmaking.  Reflect on your existing structures and practices and the implications of being more participatory. This session will offer space for learning from experts as well as interactive discussion.

Participants will learn about:

  • The mindset and practice of participatory grantmaking
  • How it is a strategic lens for addressing power and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion challenges
  • Making the case for participatory grantmaking
  • Examples of how funders are using this practice

Our speakers will be:

  • Jen Bokoff, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Candid
  • Rachael Wooden, Arts-Based Learning Health Educator, Kaiser Permanente Community Health, Greater Baltimore; and 
  • Laura Flamm, Program Manager, Kaiser Permanente Community Health, Greater Baltimore

This program is for members only.