Review of 2015 Grantmaking

Review of 2015 Grantmaking

Organizational
Effectiveness

The Organizational Effectiveness program aims to increase the effectiveness of grantee leaders, organizations, and networks, enhancing their capacity to achieve their mission.

Program Highlight: Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide

Sharing Tools, Frameworks, and Processes that Analyze and Make Sense of Systems The complex problems facing society today are deeply embedded in a web of intractable issues, fragmented relationships, and unpredictable events. To create lasting and effective change, we need to make impact at the systems level. Recognizing the need for accessible resources to inform this approach to systems grantmaking, we partnered with the Management Assistance Group and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations to create an interactive resource guide that includes some of the most used and relevant systems assessment tools, frameworks, and processes for grantmakers and nonprofits working at the system or field level.

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Salinas Youth Initiative
A Historical Perspective
Grants Label Dollars
88 2015 $5M
93 2014 $4M
85 2013 $3M
93 2012 $5M
92 2011 $3M

Includes Community Leadership Project, a three-year initiative to build capacity in organizations serving low-income communities and communities of color, grants in 2012 and 2015. Does not reflect grants administered by Organizational Effectiveness for Foundation-wide efforts, such as support for targeted initiatives and visiting scholars.

Stronger organizations are better able to improve the lives of children, enable the creative pursuit of science, advance reproductive health, and conserve and restore the earth's natural systems.

GRANTS BY PROGRAM AREA

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Children, Families, & Communities
13 Grants
$735,308
Conservation & Science
24 Grants
$1,280,469
Local Grantmaking
23 Grants
$583,658
Population & Reproductive Health
16 Grants
$1,074,207
Other*
12 Grants
$997,300

    *Other includes support for strategic Organizational Effectiveness opportunities, and capacity building grants that advance the field of philanthropy.

    We support grantees' efforts to build core strengths, including strategic planning, financial management, board and executive leadership, and communications capacity.

    GRANTS BY PROJECT TYPE

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    Board Development
    7 Projects
    5%
    Business Planning
    8 Projects
    6%
    Communication Planning
    10 Projects
    7%
    Cultural Competency/Diversity
    5 Projects
    4%
    Executive Search/Transition
    5 Projects
    4%
    Fund Development/
    Resource Mobility

    9 Projects
    7%
    Human Resources/Personnel
    4 Projects
    3%
    Leadership/Coaching
    27 Projects
    20%
    Evaluation Capacity
    4 Projects
    3%
    Network Planning
    4 Projects
    3%
    Operational Systems
    5 Projects
    4%
    Organizational Assessment
    3 Projects
    2%
    Staff Development
    2 Projects
    1%
    Strategic Planning
    30 Projects
    22%
    Strategic Restructuring
    2 Projects
    1%
    Other*
    11 Projects
    8%

      *Other includes support for fundraising feasibility studies, marketing and brand strategy, targeted initiatives, and visiting scholars. A "project" is considered to be a particular capacity-building activity supported by Organizational Effectiveness (OE). A single OE grant may support multiple projects.