Flowing from our founders’ business philosophy of nurturing leaders and giving them the freedom to pursue promising approaches, the Packard Foundation assists in building the leadership skills and management capacity of our grantees.
The Organizational Effectiveness and Philanthropy program supports our current grantees to allow them to undertake projects that transform their organizations in a sustained and meaningful way. These grants address the many organizational and capacity challenges that may affect nonprofits—from strategic planning and board development needs to mergers and executive transitions.
To this end, we advance the organizational effectiveness of current Foundation grantees by supporting projects that improve their management, governance, and leadership by developing strategies, systems, structures, and skills. The Foundation also makes grants to help advance and support the field of private philanthropy.
Only current Packard Foundation grantees are eligible to apply to the Organizational Effectiveness program. Unsolicited proposals are not accepted to the Philanthropy Program.