Gender Analysis in Grantmaking: Support Learning and Experimentation

Support wider learning and experimentation. Sometimes grantmakers encourage experimentation among a number of grantees — at a field level. A family foundation with an interest in juvenile justice, for example, learned from research and grantee reports that programs were not meeting the needs of girls. The reports suggested broad lessons for programming, but they didn’t specify best practices. To encourage the development of new programs for girls, the foundation issued a request for proposals, then awarded a series of grants to organizations that converted research lessons into actual program designs.

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 Grantmaking with a Gender Lens.