Launched in 2010 under the leadership of the Council on Foundations and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, LearnPhilanthropy implemented a vision of creating a field-wide, robust system for grantmaker learning. In 2011, the Lodestar Foundation provided LearnPhilanthropy a challenge grant to engage a business planning consultant to help the newly-formed organization develop a sustainable business model. The knowledge-building site is now housed at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. It offers tools, research, and online courses to learn new skills and improve grantmaking; information about key issues and topics; and guidance from experts in the philanthropic field.
Grant Amount: $40,000
Year Granted: 2011
Grantee Website: LearnPhilanthropy