The Grantmaking Tango

The Gathering 2017

Year of publication
2004
Author
Julia Unwin
Abstract

The Grantmaking Tango is a 2004 report from Julia Unwin, policy adviser to the Baring Foundation.

It is based on her experience over ten years in advising trusts and foundations and most of the elements are still relevant. It challenges grantmakers to think more clearly about how and why they fund and offers some simple frameworks to aid this; such as ‘giving’, ‘shopping’ and ‘investing’.

As well as describing the impact of funding mechanisms, it also looks at:

  • The ethics of grant-making
  • Different ways of ascribing and calculating added value
  • The contrasting experiences of funders and applicants
  • The pressures on the funding environment

The report was jointly financed by the Baring Foundation, Bridge House Trust, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Lloyds TSB Foundations.

 
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