Professional Education for Foundation Staff and Donors

Run by philanthropic leaders and designed for grantmaking professionals like you, The Grantmaking School helps you succeed in your role by equipping you with the skills, knowledge, tools, and resources you need to be effective and make a difference in the world.

Highly rated by foundations from across the nation, The Grantmaking School is designed to help grantmakers rediscover or re-examine key philanthropic functions and concepts.

“Being a new program officer, this training is exactly what I needed to build confidence in my role.”

– Sara Hohnstein, Issachar Fund

“Since taking Financial Analysis in Grantmaking, I have felt much more confident in my ability to analyze our grantees' finances and, most importantly, to work with them to strengthen their financial positioning.”

– Chris Crawford, Program Associate, Governance, Democracy Fund

“I absolutely loved Financial Analysis in Grantmaking. The instructors did a tremendous job — the course is one of the most beneficial trainings I’ve taken.”

– Hilary Mayes, SpartanNash
Stats: The Grantmaking SchoolYour path to more effective grantmaking starts with The Grantmaking School.
  • Become a more effective grantmaker through accessible and interactive courses focused on helping you succeed in your job.
  • Develop or refresh core grantmaking skills and vocabulary with research-based teachings.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the philanthropic sector by learning from leaders in the field.
  • Share experiences with other grantmaking professionals and experts through in-person learning and networking opportunities.
  • Advance your career by understanding where the philanthropic sector has been, where it’s going, and how your work makes a difference.
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Additional Resources Designed to Support Grantmakers Like You

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