JustFund 101: Collaborative Funding

What is Collaborative Funding?    Collaborative funding is the practice of grantmakers coming together to learn, share information and knowledge, and sometimes, align resources for organizations supporting a specific goal. When grantmakers join forces around a common purpose, collaborative funding maximizes collective impact by coordinating strategy, learning, and funding in alignment with other grantmakers, while reducing…

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JustFund 101: Participatory Grantmaking

What is Participatory Grantmaking? Participatory grantmaking is the practice of ceding grantmaking power to the very communities affected by funding decisions. In action, participatory grantmaking uplifts these communities by giving them the agency to decide who and what they fund. By centering affected communities in the grantmaking process, participatory grantmaking shifts unequal power dynamics inherent…

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