Grant Givers' Movement

Grant-making practices
Existing collaboration

Aims and activities

Aims and questions

The movement is an opportunity for people working in grant giving to collaborate. Together, we seek to challenge the status quo on issues such as where endowments are invested, where power lies, systems change and the role of philanthropy in tackling some of society’s most pressing problems. Ultimately, it’s about joining up and improving grant-making from within.


  • Conversation: We exist to connect grant makers and to facilitate meaningful discussion around the challenges in our sector.
  • Research: We conduct research, through the design and distribution of 'sector pulse surveys', followed by focus groups and interviews, to explore the key issues affecting our sector.
  • Collaboration: We meet regularly with umbrella organisations, regulatory bodies, influential grant makers and agenda-setting organisations to share the findings of our research and put pressure on our sector to change for the better.

How to get involved

New members can join by subscribing here.

You can also get in touch with the movement's organisers by connecting on Twitter or via this contact form.

Who's involved

The movement currently has more than 300 members. Membership is anonymous by default, allowing provocative and dissenting voices to come forwards in a supportive and engaging space.

Learning and Resources

The movement has published research, blogs and a bank of good practice and has contributed to media articles exploring various issues related to grant-making practice.

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