Establishing Grants Administration Procedures

Global Philanthropists Circle (Synergos)



Case Study Sector


These four mini case studies, excerpted from the book Foundation Building Sourcebook: A Practitioners Guide Based upon Experience from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, explore how to review grant proposals and administer, monitor and evaluate grants. They examine the importance of ensuring fairness, transparency and efficiency.

  • A Full Grantmaking Cycle—Equal Opportunity Foundation (South Africa)
  • Recommendations to the Board, Letters of Acceptance and Rejection—Children and Youth Foundation of the Philippines
  • Guidelines for Grantee Reporting—VITAE (Brazil)
  • A Standardized Project Monitoring and Evaluation—Foundation for the Philippine Environment



  • Evaluation
  • Partnership
  • Strategy


  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Latin America

Blog Posts

More on time, value, and time limits

February 19, 2018

A new report applies a theory of time and value in philanthropy to three real cases, to see how a foundation could decide whether to operate with a limited life, based on the amount and kind of value it hopes to create.


Oct 05

Rip Rapson
President and CEO
The Kresge Foundation