Grantmaking and Capacity Building_____________________________________________________
Welcome to the Grantmaking folder of the Impact Alliance Resource Center. Over the past few years, many large international donors have been striving to increase the number of grants that are made to local CSOs for the implementation of development programs. This trend toward locally-focused grantmaking necessitates that grantees have the necessary resources and capacities to operate at an optimal level and meet their organizational goals. It also requires funding entities to structure grantmaking processes in such a way that enhance organizational performance, while simultaneously maximizing the donor’s investments. Linking strategic capacity building interventions with grantmaking approaches will be critical to ensure that high functioning organizations are in place for the long-term and able to meet the changing needs of the communities they serve.
The items in this folder provide resources and strategies for grantmakers seeking to support the organizational excellence of their grantees.