Community Top Priorities
Our Evolving Future Grantmaking : Based On What We Learned
As we enter a new era of COVID we are excited to take a pause to reassess the community needs, their top priorities and our own performance as a grantmaking partner.
Announcements about our next funding opportunity will take place in the Fall of 2021.
What are Our Community Needs
We surveyed over 1300 parents, nonprofit providers, and community residents. This what we heard:
What Our Nonprofit Partners are Saying
Instead requiring grant reports, we adopted Trust-based approaches and conducted over 30 brief nonprofit partner interviews to assess the impact of the pandemic and exposed racial inequities within their organization. Here is snapshot of exploratory questions:
1. Changes in organizational capacity and program/service delivery
2. Changes in presence in the community
3. Changes in partnership and collaboration to address the communities social, economic and environmental conditions
4. Changes to build up community member’s leadership skills to address equity and justice
5. Changes to create a path for policy and system change work
What Our Nonprofit Partners Think About the Brandywine Health Foundation
For us to meet the needs of the community we also need to gain insight into what our nonprofit partners think about our own performance. We will conduct confidential survey to assess our nonprofit’s experience with engaging with the Foundation.
We are in the process of compile interview and Foundation results and can’t wait to share the outcomes.
What to Expect in Our Future Grantmaking
Please check back periodically as we share our results from all surveys and interviews to help shape our future grantmaking. We remain committed to adopting Trust-based philanthropy approaches and will continue to learn along with our grant partners.
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