Participatory Grantmaking Community

Fiscal Host: Accountable

A community to improve the way philanthropy and funding works


Become a financial contributor.

Financial Contributions

Recurring contribution

Smaller Funders

A cost-effective learning and development opportunity for smaller funders - it’s quite a steal to be able to access all the learning we provide thr... Read more

£500 GBP / year

Latest activity by

Recurring contribution

Medium sized funders

A good fit for a medium-sized funder who might have a dedicated budget to support learning, the development of their teams, or the membership of af... Read more

£1,000 GBP / year

Recurring contribution

Large Funders

If you are a large funder with a number of your staff accessing the Community and/or are interested in supporting the development of the infrastruc... Read more

£2,500 GBP / year

Custom contribution


Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

Latest activity by

+ 3

Top financial contributors


Impatience Ltd

£60,184.98 GBP since Oct 2021

Hannah Paterson

£100 GBP since Jul 2021

Dana RH Doan

£70 GBP since Aug 2021

Jelena Stephenson

£10 GBP since Aug 2021

Nikki WIlson

£10 GBP since Nov 2021


The Karibu Foundation

£500 GBP since Aug 2021

Participatory Grantmaking Community is all of us

Our contributors 11

Thank you for supporting Participatory Grantmaking Community.

Hannah Paterson


£100 GBP

Jelena Stephe...


£10 GBP

Impatience Ltd

£60,185 GBP

The Karibu Fo...

Smaller Funders

£500 GBP

Dana RH Doan

£70 GBP

Nikki WIlson

£10 GBP


Transparent and open finances.

Today’s balance

£55,733.40 GBP

Total raised

£57,818.28 GBP

Total disbursed

£2,084.88 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£60,868.74 GBP


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Participatory Grantmaking Community

Updates on our activities and progress.

Open Collective

The PGM Community has grown incredibly quickly from 12 to 700 people involved in only 18 months. It's currently organised by volunteers and we've quickly come to realise that the community can't reach its potential on no income and no paid...
Read more
Published on October 21, 2021 by Hannah Paterson


 In March 2020, a group of people involved in Participatory Grantmaking (PGM), began meeting to share their work, ideas and hopes for the future of PGM.

Participatory grantmaking has been practised for many years and is increasingly being explored, promoted, and strategically used by foundations and collaboratives around the world today. While there is a growing body of literature and tools to help people wherever they are in their participatory journeys, there is also a visible interest to learn from others, share experiences, and grow the practice together. This Community aims to be this missing space for practitioners to access knowledge and connect with one another.

The Community supports a wide range of people from different stages in the PGM journey. We have spent several months as a collective identifying our purpose and areas of work. These fall into three areas and we organise our monthly sessions around a rolling programme that covers these topic areas

  • Peer support – how to overcome common challenges
  • Deeper Dive – learning and best practice through case study and discussions into a topic
  • Advocacy – strategizing how to build the field and mainstreaming PGM
To join the Community please visit our website: