Achieving social change: what role for grantmaking?


Alliance magazine


Increasingly, grantmaking is being dismissed as a serious strategy for achieving social change, with the real business being done by venture philanthropy, strategic philanthropy, and most recently catalytic philanthropy.

As a prelude to the March 2014 issue of Alliance magazine this webinar roundtable brought together proponents/practitioners of different approaches to philanthropy to look at grantmaking as a strategy for achieving social change – not as the strategy, the truth, but as one of a number of approaches that funders can use.

The discussion was moderated by Barry Knight and Jenny Hodgson, guest editors for the ‘Grantmaking for social change’ Alliance special feature to be published on 1 March.

The following took part:

  • Kathleen Cravero, Oak Foundation, Switzerland
  • Stephen Heintz, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, US
  • Avila Kilmurray, Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, UK
  • Rana Kotan, Sabanci Foundation, Turkey
  • Mark Kramer, FSG, US

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