Small, Steady Dollars Make a Difference - Exponent Philanthropy

Small, Steady Dollars Make a Difference

Search for Additional Resources

Created in 1962 to better people’s lives and strengthen communities, the Hugh J. Andersen Foundation does the opposite of what many foundations do.

Some foundations support new initiatives and start-up programs with large grants for short periods. The Andersen Foundation is at the other end of the spectrum: It gives a lot of $10,000—$20,000 general operating grants year in and year out.

The foundation is not about making a huge, immediate impact and leveraging big dollars. It’s about doing many small, good things in its geographic area. It offers a lot of general operating support; it also pays for capacity building activities for nonprofits and feasibility studies for capital campaigns. The foundation fills niches few other funders do.

Full article includes sample document.

Login to Read More

Exclusive Member Content

Join Now