The Open & Equitable Model Funding Program seeks to make both the process of grantmaking and the resulting research outputs more transparent, equitable, and inclusive.
Central to the success of the program is a funder cohort to co-create and actively test interventions in the field. This cohort engages with the Working Group to hone and tailor the model program to their communities. Using this community of practice model, the participants learn from each other and develop a shared set of results that will continue to inform and improve the model program.
Meet the philanthropies in our first funders cohort and their participating funding programs.
Caren Heller, Chief Scientific Officer; Mary Harkins-Schwarz, Director, Health Services Research; and Orlando Green, Associate Director, Grants & Contracts, Research
Stella Galaviz. Senior Program Manager; Juliet Gomez, Program Manager; and Mary O'Reilly, Vice President, Bioscience Research Programs
Adam Jones. Program Officer, Science; Cathy Mader. Program Officer, Science; Amalia Fernandez Panella, Program Officer, Science; and Yaw Agyeman, Adaptive Management and Evaluation Officer
From the manner in which a funding program is designed through to the ways the research it generates is disseminated, the entire grantmaking life cycle can be rendered more equitable, transparent, and inclusive. Our program seeks to implement specific interventions that can be made at each stage of the process.
Take a look at them and let us know what you think. We welcome your input.