Sustainability Is Made, Not Born: Enhancing Program Sustainability Through Reflective Grantmaking

by Ann L. McCracken; E. Kelly Firesheets

Jan 1, 2010

This article explores how reflective grantmaking can lead to enduring changes in the communities that foundations serve. The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati's approach to evaluating and improving the sustainability of grant-funded projects is reviewed as an example. Their grantmaking framework includes policy and advocacy work, evaluation support, communications support, and technical assistance in addition to traditional funding of projects. This framework promotes sustainability of the funded work.

Sustainability Is Made, Not Born: Enhancing Program Sustainability Through Reflective Grantmaking
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