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Featured Publications

Community Connections

  • Writing for the Huffington Post, GEO's CEO Kathleen Enright shares how a true commitment to values - such as humility, service, justice and integrity - influences grantmaker practices that are more supportive of nonprofits. + more

  • Unmi Song, President of the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, encourages other grantmakers not to use "overhead" costs as a measure of efficiency and to instead have conversations with grantees about how to allocate costs in meaningful ways. Read her remarks here.


Member Stories

Each member of GEO's diverse grantmaker community is part of the pursuit of more effective grantmaking; each has a voice and experience to contribute.

Below are some glimpses from within our community.

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