The Casey Foundation’s Journey Toward Equitable Grant Making

From The Annie E. Casey Foundation Blog | by Katie Tetrault | Too often, fun­ders fail to con­sid­er the total cost of their grants, cre­at­ing fund­ing gaps that have a dis­pro­por­tion­ate impact on small­er non­prof­its and orga­ni­za­tions of color.

Grantees that lack suf­fi­cient fund­ing strug­gle to pay for basic oper­a­tional costs, such as rent, util­i­ties, legal fees, equip­ment and oth­er admin­is­tra­tive expens­es. When grants fail to ade­quate­ly con­sid­er these indi­rect expens­es, orga­ni­za­tions can fall into a vicious ​“star­va­tion cycle” that threat­ens their fis­cal health, lim­its their full poten­tial and hin­ders the advance­ment of their mission. Read Full Story Here