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Supporting a thriving Bay Area performing arts ecosystem 

In 2015, the Hewlett Foundation commissioned Olive Grove Consulting and Informing Change to conduct a midpoint assessment of the Performing Arts Program’s Strategic Framework, 2012-2017. Based on interviews with grantees, peer art funders, and arts leaders, among others, as well as quantitative analysis of the Program’s grantmaking and a review of existing literature, the consultants ...

Grantmaking Trends Memo: Performing Arts 2014 

Introduction For many decades, the Performing Arts Program has held a value for multiyear general operating support as a primary means for helping nonprofit organizations achieve long-term impact. We have a presumption that a grant will be multiyear GOS, as long as the organization’s mission closely aligns with Program’s strategic framework. Multiyear GOS is especially ...

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