Grant Making Strategy and Design

Philanthropic leaders drive impact and change through effective grant making. Many foundations and philanthropists invest millions of dollars to change the world. However, few do so with disciplined attention to impact, learning and evaluation. TGG helps communities and donors bridge the gap between theory and practice to optimize their grant making investment.
Utilizing the art and science of strategy development, evaluation and community engagement, TGG applies the following tools to sharpen clients’ grant making impact:

  • Focus group design and development
  • Key document and literature review
  • Key informant and expert opinion interviews
  • Stakeholder and constituent conventions
  • Co-designed strategy retreats


  • Shawn Dove, Campaign Manager, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Open Society Foundations, New York, NY
  • Evonne Yancey, Director of Government & Community Relations, Kaiser Permanente,
    Atlanta, GA