Getting Real About Grantee Feedback, Power, and Humility
On April 1, The Libra Foundation announced that they are doubling their grantmaking this year from $25 million to $50 million, stating that “the doubling represents the Foundation’s focus on the historic importance of 2020 and a deep commitment to supporting organizations led by and building power with those most impacted by systemic oppression. The funds are designed to enable grantee partners to respond and adapt to the grave threats our democracy is facing as well as the economic and public health impact of the COVID-19 crisis as they set about the difficult work of rebuilding our communities and greater society.”
In its announcement, Libra called on other funders to listen deeply to their grantee partners.
Recently, Libra Knowledge and Grants Manager Ashley Clark talked with PEAK’s Melissa Sines about grantee and grantseeker feedback, and the ways in which this can impact the work a foundation is doing. PEAK was interested in learning more about this process to uncover how Libra, as a foundation whose commitment to equity is baked into their mission, is tying practices to values and narrowing the power gap in their work.
Source: Peak Grantmaking