Participatory Grantmaking

Participatory grantmaking is a kind of participatory philanthropy that narrows the focus to decision-making. Participatory grantmaking distinguishes itself by moving decisions about money—and therefore power—to the people most affected by the issues donors are trying to address.

Problems and Purpose

(Also see Community Philanthropy)

Origins and Development

Participant Recruitment and Selection

How it Works: Process, Interaction, and Decision-Making

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

Analysis and Lessons Learned

See Also


External Links

Cardona, C., “Participatory grantmaking matters now more than ever”, Ford Foundation.  < > accessed 18 November 2020