Feedback from Our Grant Partners: 2021 Survey Findings
Listening and responsiveness to the field are core values for our foundation and an integral part of our approach to advancing racial justice. To help inform our work, we regularly engage the Center for Effective Philanthropy (C.E.P.) to conduct a survey of grant partners, inviting candid and actionable feedback from nonprofits we support.
Key Takeaways from the Feedback Survey:
- Partners value our commitment to racial equity. Over 80% of the partners surveyed made a change related to racial equity as a result of working with us.
- Partners share thar our unrestricted, flexible and multi-year funding is critical for building organizational capacity, improving outcomes and impact, providing financial stability, and enhancing their ability to respond to emerging needs and opportunities. They encourage us to continue to provide unrestricted operating support, multi-year grants, and to make larger investments.
- Partners appreciate our more streamlined processes, spending a median of 20 hours across all requirements over the grant period, a shorter amount than is typical with most funders.
- Partners also shared that we have an opportunity to bring more clarity to our grantmaking process and further deepen our connection to community partners.
To delve deeper into the insights we gained through the survey and to share more about our grantmaking process, we created this video featuring Joyce Ybarra, our Director of Grant Operations, in conversation with Patricia Watkins, who is part of our team of program officers. Please visit our website to learn more about the survey findings and to access a full copy of the report.
New: Read Program Officer Anthony Ng’s Perspective Piece “Rolling Back Progress: Why SCOTUS Decisions Matter”
The Weingart Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the pursuit of social change. Like many of our partners, we are concerned about the direction SCOTUS. is taking and the deep implications these rulings have that disproportionally affect BIPOC, L.G.B.T.Q.+, immigrant, and marginalized communities. Read more about why SCOTUS decisions matter.