to improve child and youth outcomes: the series toolkit

Shifting power in grantmaking

elevate children funders group

The Shifting Power series was designed to help funders in child education, rights, and wellbeing, explore what shifting power means for them, and how they can value community action and agency in their grantmaking. The series highlights case studies, evidence, and experiences of diverse organizations and foundations who are making the shift themselves. From an expert panel exploring why community-centered grantmaking is critical, to workshops demonstrating frameworks and tools you can start using today, this series seeks to support grantmakers as they make practical shifts for community-driven systems change.

The series consists of six webinars with reflection activities and peer coaching to support funders as they apply learnings to their own work. Speakers include experts in learning and scaling, changemakers from leading foundations, and academic experts. This toolkit provides a workbook overview of the series, walking participants through pre-readings, webinar recordings, and exercises.