We begin with residents

About us

We build connections and common cause among those who believe that community change work must be driven by the people of the community.

Grassroots Grantmakers is a network of people and organizations who believe that community change efforts should “begin with residents” and be rooted in a deep commitment to thriving communities that are inclusive, fair, and sustainable. A defining characteristic is that most of the work is done not only for the people of a neighborhood or community but also by them.

People and organizations in our network express this belief in one or more of the following ways:

We support our members and other interested people by offering:

Our resources are offered for free or at a reasonable rate for cost recovery, as best we can. Please consider taking out a membership to support our work.

Please note: Grassroots Grantmakers does not offer grants. We are a learning network, not a source of grants.