Connections - The Argument for General Operating Support Grants

Connections - The Argument for General Operating Support Grants

Not All Grants Are Created Equal: Why Nonprofits Need General Operating Support From Foundations (31 pages, PDF), published by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, explores the ongoing debate about whether foundations should provide operating support to pay indirect expenses such as rent or mortgage, salaries, and office supplies, which are needed to deliver on the projects. The report details reasons foundation officials are reluctant to provide general operating support grants; describes foundations that champion these grants; and cites the challenges involved in receiving — and in giving — core support.