Fewer Strings Attached: General Operating Pilot Project

Author: Nicholas Randell

About five years ago, the Ford Foundation made public a commitment to award 40% of its grant dollars as unrestricted, general operating awards.  They made this move in the face of mounting advocacy for loosening philanthropy’s widespread proclivity for tying grant dollars to specific programs or capital projects.  Groups like GEO (Grantmakers for Effective Organizations) … Continued