Video

Assess and Inform Your Community Foundation's Efforts of Community Leadership

Join CF Insights, CFLeads, and leaders from the Delaware Community Foundation and the Rochester Area Community Foundation as they discuss the Community Leadership Assessment Tool, a new free resource designed to track and inform your community foundation’s efforts of community leadership along several dimensions.

Self-paced learning

Funding Smarter: Using Candid Tools to Inform and Share Your Foundation’s Work

This course provides the crucial tools you need to be a more informed and effective funder. Learn to use Candid’s mapping, data, and knowledge tools to better identify funding peers, potential grantee partners, identify funding connections and gaps, and learn from knowledge other funders have already shared.

Knowledge base

How can I learn about involving youth in volunteering and philanthropy?

Check out YouthGiving.org, a service of Candid that aims to inspire, connect, and inform youth-led grantmaking. Find youth grantmaking programs near you, the causes and projects they give to, and the foundations that support them. Want to start a youth-led program? Learn how they operate, best practices, and how to stay connected with similar programs that are part of this growing movement.

Knowledge base

How can my organization find other grantmakers or potential grantees working in our areas of interest?

It is always a good idea to know about other organizations and funders working in the same areas as you. You may wish to collaborate, check out an innovative program, or model a grant after another organization’s efforts. This is also a good way to connect with thought leaders in your areas of interest.

Podcast

Looking Ahead: Knowledge Sharing as a Norm

This podcast is part of GrantCraft’s Open for Good: Knowledge Sharing to Strengthen Grantmaking mini-series, which explores the importance of knowledge sharing, while offering funders practical solutions to overcoming the challenges to being more open.

Video

Overcoming COVID-19 through Sustainable Collaborations

In this video you will join our virtual panel with leaders across the social sector as we explore the various forms that collaboration can take. We’ll discuss the factors that organizations should evaluate when considering a formal collaboration, how grantmakers can support collaboration amongst their grantees, and more.

Video

Participatory Grantmaking Webinar

A webinar featuring PACE with GrantCraft and Philanthropy New York to help funders better understand participatory grantmaking by providing resources, hearing from experts on the topic, and highlighting examples that illuminate the benefits and challenges of this approach.

Knowledge base

What is a Foundation?

Broadly speaking, a foundation is a nonprofit corporation or a charitable trust that makes grants to organizations, institutions, or individuals for charitable purposes such as science, education, culture, and religion. There are two foundation types: private foundations and grantmaking public charities.

Knowledge base

What is a giving circle?

According to the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers' More Giving Together, a giving circle "is formed when individuals come together and pool their dollars, decide together where to give the money (and other resources such as volunteer time), and learn together about their community and philanthropy."