Exploring Grantmaking Strategy: Options and Approaches

Thursday, October 29, 2015 -
8:15am to 10:30am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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A special program convened by the 2015 Young Leaders Breakfast Club cohort.

If you had $1 billion to start your own foundation, how would you strategically use your resources to accomplish your mission? 

Would you:

  • Weigh the trade-offs between making general operating versus programmatic support? 
  • Consider the strengths and challenges of participatory grantmaking?  
  • Source promising ideas for funding? 
  • Ensure that your values align with your strategic choices and grantmaking practices? 
Join us for a highly interactive session organized by members of the Young Leaders Breakfast Club. Participate in a discussion and exchange on balancing the above strategic options to inform your decision-making within the philanthropic sector.


  • Current debates in grantmaking strategy and what approaches might be most effective given your mission
  • Different modes of sourcing promising ideas for funding
  • Your values as a grantmaker and how those values are expressed through your work


8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Check-in

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Program

To register, click the "Register Now" link. Registration is required by October 28th. 

Presented by

Young Leaders Breakfast Club's Issue-based Event Planning Team (Rachel Bergenfield, Loni Bordoloi, Stephanie Blumenkranz, Caroline Hodkinson, Betsy Hoody, Lauren McGrail, Avi Smolen).