When foundations make a commitment to getting consistent feedback from their grantees that is candid and comparative, they can make substantive changes that result in different—and better—grantee experiences. Foundations that use the Grantee Perception Report (GPR) more than once are making changes that are benefiting the organizations they fund. In addition to describing the data, the report identifies four keys to driving change as a result of the GPR, based on CEP’s experience delivering results to some 200 foundations. Methodology is available here.
Accompanying case studies provide in-depth looks at foundations whose focus on comparative grantee feedback has improved their ratings and their grantees’ experiences:
- Endowment for Health: An Early Wake-Up Call Spurs Dramatic Improvement
- Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation: Seeing Through the Eyes of Its Grantees
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Frequent Checkups Make for Healthier Funding Relationships