Philanthropy 101: Fundamentals of Grantmaking

Friday, November 20, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm EST
Virtual Meeting - Register for this Series by 9/17
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This program is a part of our five-module Philanthropy 101 from our PNY Core Curriculum.

Once you register for Philanthropy 101: Speaking the Same Language, you will automatically be registered for the remaining modules:

Fundamentals of Grantmaking

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. What to expect: presentation blended with breakout discussions.


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program

Registration is required by September 17th. Registrants will receive the webinar link a day prior to the 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 note that we are offering the Philanthropy 101 Series virtually in 2020. Foundations outside the New York metropolitan area can take advantage of the 2020 virtual series for a fee. For more information, please email**

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.