Evaluation Report: Participatory Grantmaking Pilot

REPORT | Evaluation Report: Participatory Grantmaking Pilot

This report by Jean-Marie Chapeau showcases the findings of an evaluation of the Participatory Grantmaking Pilot Project that took place in Peel Region, Ontario, from 2021 to 2023.

The Participatory Grantmaking Pilot Project was funded by the WES Mariam Asefa Fund and supported by the Tamarack Institute over a two-year period starting in 2021. Those interested in learning more about the project can find details in the case study on the pilot, titled Participatory Grantmaking in the Peel Region.

The goal of the evaluation is to assess the following elements of the project:

  • Whether the participatory grantmaking approach succeeds in empowering communities

  • Whether the decisions made by the grantmaking processes helped meet the needs from the local community

  • The learnings of key partners in relation to this participatory approach

  • The lessons learned from the project as they relate to the success of future projects


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