The Best Grant Program Award recognises the value of considered, effective and targeted philanthropic grant programs which support positive social, cultural or environmental change. This award showcases the work of program managers and gives people running private ancillary funds (PAFs) an opportunity to share the thinking behind their grantmaking.
Nominations will be assessed on the below criteria:
This Award is for activity occurring in the last five years (2016-2020) – this may include design, funding, outcomes and/or impact.
The Best Grant Program Award is for funders and grant-makers to self-nominate, highlighting how their grant strategy and approach supports positive change.
The Award is for philanthropic trusts, foundations (including corporate) and/or individuals (PAFs) where the individual grants within the program do not exceed $50,000. The grant program can be any coherent, themed program e.g. small grants program, place-based program, matched funding program, capacity-building program etc.
The Australian Philanthropy Awards are open to all members of the Australian philanthropic and broader social change community. You can nominate your own organisation.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (Best Grant Program)
Best Grant Program Award nominations must be accompanied by two letters of support that demonstrate that:
This category is for philanthropy only (not partnership) but the recipient of this Award will be asked to share an example (1) of a grant partnership that best demonstrates the thinking behind their programming.