June 29, 2020

Making the Shift from Grantmaker to Changemaker

The Ford Family Foundation is one of the largest grantors in Oregon, with a mission of cultivating successful citizens and vital rural communities. Over time, its initiatives have expanded to encompass scholarship programs; children, youth, and family services; and community building. In recent years, the nonprofit foundation has shifted its focus from being primarily a grantmaker behind the scenes, towards a “changemaker” with more strategic involvement and partnership in programmatic work. This transition led the organization to nearly double its headcount, while increasing both transaction volumes and financial complexity.

Click here to read our case study and learn more about how Clark Nuber was able to help The Ford Family Foundation.

Or watch our interview below with Jennifer Mitchell of The Ford Family Foundation: