IVAR – The holy grail of funding

Firth, L., Cairns, B., Hopgood, R., & Rooney, K. (2021). The holy grail of funding: Why and how foundations give unrestricted funding. IVAR, November 2021

From the website:

“Through the voices of trustees and senior staff from 12 trusts and foundations, we argue that whatever your constraints, and however far along the journey you are, it is worth asking: can we go further in offering unrestricted funding? We cover:

  • Seven ways unrestricted funding adds value
  • Common questions about how and why foundations decide to offer
    unrestricted funding – for example about legal powers, judging impact,
    and whether it can help tackle challenges around equity and power in
    funding relationships
  • Advice from our group of funders”