This guide is designed to help foundations thoughtfully plan for a significant ramp up in giving and adjust to a sudden infusion of assets. It includes planning for a ramp up, key considerations in administrative and programmatic areas and stories from small foundations that have undergone this transition.
“While GHR Foundation first began to ramp up in advance of its founders’ passing, it remained centered on the founders’ philanthropic interests. CEO and Chair Amy Rauenhorst Goldman has focused on professionalizing her family’s foundation—including governance, operations, grant making and evaluation. Amy says, “For our founders, a successful grant was one that demonstrated impact and made them happy. Now we take evaluation more seriously, allocate resources to it and link it to a knowledge platform.”
GHR is committed to applying entrepreneurial creativity and universal catholic values as the Foundation continues to grow. To learn more about GHR’s approach to sustainable grant making, contact us.