Common Counsel’s Collaborative Grantmaking enables a community of donors to support grantmaking programs that are designed to leverage funding for traditionally under-funded issues and constituencies. Common Counsel also leverages contributions by seeking matching support from other foundations and individuals.
Current Collaborative Grantmaking Initiatives include:
Grassroots Exchange Fund (GXF)
The Grassroots Exchange Fund enables donors to support a wide range of community-based organizations that are working to connect their efforts with regional and national initiatives for social, racial, economic, and environmental equality. GXF is a community-guided funding program that enables over 80 organizations per year to engage in collaborative campaigns, strengthen key cross-region and cross-sector movements, and participate in organizing and technical assistance trainings. GXF is directly guided by a board of experienced community leaders who also sit on the governing board of Common Counsel.
Join a Collaborative Grantmaking Initiative
In order to ensure sustained funding for these programs, we encourage Collaborative Grantmaking donors to consider pledging annual or multi-year contributions.