Thursday, November 11, 2004

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation: Grantee Perception Report

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation: Grantee Perception Report: "

We have long been committed to gathering feedback from our grantees to improve our practice of philanthropy. This priority reflects not only the Foundation�s core values of integrity, respect for all people, and commitment to effectiveness that guide our work, but also our understanding that to create positive change in the issue areas important to us, we must listen to and learn from the people and organizations that make it all happen, our grantees.
Since 1996, we have undertaken biennial grantee surveys to help us improve grantmaking. In our most recent survey in 2001, our grantees and applicants identified three areas for improvement: clarity in our efforts to keep grantees and applicants informed during the grantmaking process; clarity in content and timing requirements of reports; and accessibility of Foundation staff. And while we have taken steps to better our practices, we know these issues are still a concern for our grantees and applicants.
This year, in what has been an exciting opportunity to advance our understanding, we engaged the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) to survey Packard Foundation grantees and to prepare a Grantee Perception Report�. Their findings allow us to assess the perceptions of our grantees in comparison to those of other foundations. You may download the summary report or view the summary report online"

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