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Reality Grantmaking: Health and Human Services Special Edition

San Francisco, CA
May 22, 2007

Reality Grantmaking speakers

Moderated by Cheryl Clarke and Susan Fox, fundraising consultants


  • Mary Gregory, program officer, Pacific Foundation Services
  • Damon Scott, contributions manager-northern California region, Community Benefit, Kaiser Permanente
  • Michele Williams, community development program fellow, San Francisco Foundation
  • Dianne Yamashiro-Omi, senior program officer, The California Endowment

You've experienced reality TV; now get ready for "Reality Grantmaking." At this session, which the Foundation Center cosponsored with Development Executives Roundtable and the Association of Fundraising Professionals—Golden Gate Chapter, participants witnessed the decision-making process as a panel of real grantmakers reviewed proposals submitted by health and human service organizations. Applicants were screened by the session moderators and nine finalists were selected. Watch as their proposals are reviewed and scored by real-world funders. The agency with the highest score won a cash grant at the end of the workshop.

Participating funders also provided an overview of current grant opportunities and application guidelines for their respective health and human services programs.

View the video segments:

Part I: Reality Grantmaking

Segment 1: Welcoming Comments and Introductions [15:10]

Segment 2: Proposal Review of Pacific Diversified Services [14:49]

Segment 3: Proposal Review of Pathways Hospice Foundation [12:55]

Segment 4: Proposal Review of Thunderhead Alliance [14:35]

Segment 5: Proposal Review of Larkin Street Youth Services [11:12]

Segment 6: Proposal Review of National Fragile X Foundation [14:10]

Segment 7: Proposal Review of Casa Allegra Community Services [7:42]

Segment 8: Proposal Review of Feather River Hospital Lifestyle Medicine [9:15]

Segment 9: Proposal Review of Family Violence Law Center [6:45]

Segment 10: Proposal Review of Volunteers of America Bay Area [6:34]

Segment 11: Check Presentation to Winner and Q & A Session [12:54]

Part II: Meet the Grantmakers

Segment 12: Grantmaking Priorities and Procedures for Applying [11:14]

Segment 13: Needs and Trends in Health and Human Services in California [9:22]

Segment 14: Advice for Newer Organizations [8:51]

Segment 15: Moderated Q & A Session with the Audience [9:28]

Program Handouts

Reality Grantmaking proposals 1-5 (PDF 5MB)

Reality Grantmaking proposals 6-9 (PDF 4MB)

Moderator and grantmaker bios (PDF 38KB)

Proposal scorecard (Microsoft Excel 23KB)

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