Participatory Grantmaking from Funders’ Perspectives

Tuesday, November 09, 2021
10:30 - 11:30am

Participatory Grantmaking has been around for decades but it hasn’t come into broad public awareness as an intentional strategy for grantmaking until recently. Participatory Grantmaking, or PGM in some circles, stretches the structures of decision-making in philanthropy to include the community that is being supported. This session will feature insight from grantmakers who will share the benefits, challenges, and strategies for engaging in participatory grantmaking.

Our panelists will share their perspectives and discuss the benefits, challenges and strategies they use to make a more meaningful impact with their grantmaking than with traditional funding structures. Empowering communities to make funding decisions addresses equity, power and leverage in ways that create a dynamic response to true community need. 


Crista Gardner, Oregon Metro
Violeta Rubiani, Seeding Justice
Nell Tessman, Gray Family Foundation

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Time: 10:30 – 11:30am
Cost: Members $0 / Non-members $25

This program is open to members and nonmembers. If you are a nonmember you may register by contacting us at info@gosw.org.