How we practice effective philanthropy: Resources and guides from the Hewlett Foundation

The Hewlett Foundation’s Effective Philanthropy Group (EPG) seeks to strengthen the capacity of the foundation’s staff, its grantees and philanthropy, in general, to achieve their goals and benefit the common good. The team has staff whose roles are externally focused – making grants to strengthen nonprofits and the philanthropic sector – as well as staff whose roles are internally focused. Internally, we partner with Hewlett Foundation program staff and serve act as the foundation’s in-house experts on specific areas of philanthropic practice, such as grantmaking strategy, evaluation, progress tracking and organizational learning.

Here are some useful resources related to the team’s work. It includes guidance the team has developed, or helped create, about foundation-wide philanthropy practices. We share them publicly to support ongoing learning and serve as resources to peers and partners in the field.

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