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CASE STUDY | Participatory Grantmaking in the Peel Region

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CASE STUDY | Participatory Grantmaking in the Peel Region

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This case study from Myriam Bérubé and Karenveer Pannu provides an overview of Tamarack’s Participatory Grantmaking project in Ontario’s Peel Region. The pilot project was a collaboration between the WES Mariam Assefa Fund and the Tamarack Institute.

The project explored the following questions:

  • What would happen if residents were able to decide what organizations and services were funded within their community?
  • What would happen if funding priorities were defined by community residents instead of philanthropic foundations?
  • How might this change and empower a community?

This case study presents key lessons learned from the Tamarack team’s perspective during the first half of this two-year project, which launched in 2021.


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