While most grantmakers are familiar with running competitive grantmaking processes, the level of openness and inclusivity can vary widely. In Widening the Pool: Open and Inclusive Grant Competitions, our third "Lessons Learned" funder guide, we explore how several grantmakers met the federal government's mandate to design and manage open grantmaking processes as a condition for receiving Social Innovation Fund grants.
Read how these grantmakers grappled with issues like broadening the applicant pool, conducting open and timely communication and outreach, providing fair and consistent technical assistance to applicants, and instituting new application review procedures, often with partners. This guide offers advice for any grantmaker that aims to make their existing processes more open, inclusive and transparent. Get the guide here.