About the Center

We believe that both funders and grantees can benefit from more knowledge creation and sharing on philanthropic grantmaking.

The Center for Grantmaking Research aims to stimulate the co-creation of knowledge on different philanthropic grantmaking practices and their consequences. The Center connects researchers, program officers, charity lottery professionals, nonprofit managers, fundraisers, government officials and other stakeholders.

The Center for Grantmaking Research is founded in March, 2021. The research is supported by a generous contribution from the Dutch Postcode Lottery.

We are part of the Center for Philanthropic Studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.