Philanthropy 101: Fundamentals of Grantmaking

Friday, November 8, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am EST
Philanthropy New York, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017
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This PNY members-only program is a part of our five-module Philanthropy 101 from our PNY Core Curriculum

To register for the Philanthropy 101 Series you must register on the Philanthropy 101: Speaking the Same Language page. You will be automatically registered for the remaining modules once you register. Below are the links to the other modules:

What is grantmaking? What are the main components that make up grantmaking in a foundation? What resources, approaches, and tools does a foundation employ to leverage for impact? This is an opportunity for those new to the sector to map out the core cycle of how foundations make grants. 

Intended Outcomes

Upon completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss where implicit bias plays a role in making a grant
  • Identify examples of how foundations give
  • Describe the art of grantmaking - the core cycle of how foundations make a grant
  • Discuss ways to manage relationships with grantees


Designed for

Anyone who has joined the philanthropic sector within the last 12-18 months; open to the entire range of disciplines with the field, e.g., Assistant to the President, Program Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Human Services Director, Trustee, among others. This is a cohort-based program. The five modules will build on each other, and participants are expected to commit to attending all five


8:30 - 9:00 AM Check-in & Networking Breakfast

9:00 - 11:00 AM Program

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and go to the Philanthropy 101: Speaking the Same Language page. (no fee)

Please email with any questions.

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.