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FY2013 Grant Plan Assumptions

The Weingart Foundation prides itself on being a responsive grantmaker that recognizes and responds to the needs of our applicants and grantees. Needs and trends are primarily identified through ongoing communication with our grantees during the grantmaking process. We also conduct focus groups on topics of interest, sponsor and/or attend special convenings of funders and nonprofits, communicate with key informants in the field, and carefully review the nonprofit and philanthropic literature. This information is then used to develop assumptions about the nonprofit environment, which are used to develop the Grant Plan for the upcoming year.