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our grantmaking

how we grant

As a relatively new foundation, we approach our work through a lens of respect for our community, and our hope is to be responsive and adaptable in our grantmaking. We value the expertise of communities and partners working on the issues we care about, trusting that they know how best to meet the needs of their constituents.

In these initial years of getting off the ground, Sunlight Giving will continue to prioritize learning through our grantmaking and by spending extensive time in the field with organizations to hear about their work, community, and efforts to support families. 

how we fund

As part of this learning process, we’ve jumped right in, making grants and getting our resources out into communities. We strive to apply best practices in philanthropy to our work, and aim to be responsive and adaptable in our grantmaking. We provide flexible funding, typically general support, and also make capacity building, capital, and other types of grants. Also, acknowledging the benefits of securing stable, longer-term funding to organizations, we consider awarding multi-year support for some of our grantees.