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General Purposes


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2011–December 31, 2012
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant provides continued general purpose support to BoardSource, an organization that provides governance training, information, and leadership opportunities to increase the effectiveness of the nation’s nonprofit agencies. Over the past two years, the grantee has completed several research reports including "Advancing Good Governance: How Grantmakers Invest in the Governance of Nonprofit Organizations"; "Vital Voices: Lessons Learned from Board Members of Color"; and the "Governance Index 2010". In 2011 and 2012, the grantee will continue to provide governance expertise in the public policy and legislative arenas, consulting services, research-driven and practical publications and tools, and training to thousands of nonprofit boards throughout the country.