They shared their ideas following a joint call-to-action from nearly two dozen infrastructure organizations for funders that give $2.5 million or more a year to dedicate at least one percent of their grantmaking budget to this form of giving.
Twersky and Louie describe the foundation’s approach, but said, “We don’t think there’s a right or wrong way to approach infrastructure funding.”
They added, “Invest in the organizations that are most crucial for your foundation and/or your grantees to be effective. Invest in those you think the sector as a whole needs to be strong and healthy. Say no to requests that aren’t a fit for your work. Invest in one deeply or many lightly, and evolve your approach over time so that it continues to help you achieve your goals.”