Grants to Individuals

Investing in People and Their Communities

Paul VanDeCarr

2008, 33 pages. Grantcraft, The Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY, 10017,
(212) 573-4879,

Grants to individuals make special demands on foundations, both legally and administratively, but have proven to be effective ways to achieve many important objectives. In this guide, a number of grantmakers talk about the rigors and rewards of investing in people. This guide provides practical advice on how to design and manage a grants-to-individuals program, including developing a theory of change, using the right funding mechanism, and finding the right people to support.