Exploring Investment Approaches to Capacity Building

There are a number of ways funders can support grantee capacity-building efforts. In this section, we break down different support opportunities, including examples of considerations funders have made when implementing them.

What’s provided here is designed to help you decide what works best for you and your foundation. Some ways are right for certain foundations and grantees in certain circumstances, and you’ll likely apply different investment strategies — sometimes simultaneously, sometimes with particular grantees — at specific times.

Your choice will also reflect your own capacity, which we’ll explore later in the guide.

Takeaways are critical, bite-sized resources either excerpted from our guides or written by Candid Learning for Funders using the guide's research data or themes post-publication. Attribution is given if the takeaway is a quotation.

This takeaway was derived from Supporting Grantee Capacity.