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How to Structure Grant Awards to be More Responsive

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For grantmakers who want to adopt more flexible funding practices, this guide is designed to help you think through ways to structure grant awards so that they are more responsive to grantseeker needs. Adaptability is a key component of nonprofit sustainability. When nonprofits have the ability to adapt as circumstances change, they are more resilient in the face of events that may impact the success of their programs and services. Funders can contribute to this adaptability by reducing the administrative burden associated with grant agreements and grant modifications.

This guide is designed to help you:

  • Build more flexibility into your grant agreements to support full-cost funding, operating support, multi-year grants, and advocacy and lobbying efforts
  • Determine if and when grantees need to submit grant modifications and how to begin more transparent conversations about risk and sustainability with your grantees