Fresh Advantage has extensive experience working with foundations and is prepared to assist you on a variety of levels:
Research and Design of Philanthropic Initiatives and Grant Making Programs
We provide support to foundation leaders to identify funding opportunities with greatest potential and crafting the structure and methods for implementation, including: Development of and support for advisory boards, Requests for Proposals; grant agreements, reporting and evaluation.
Technical Assistance to Grantees
Foundations call upon us to assist grantees with activities that involve new dimensions that build upon their core operations and competencies, problem solving and communications strategies to promote the funded activities. We also help to convene “learning network” meetings and communications to promote the collective knowledge and effectiveness of foundation beneficiaries.
Assessment of opportunities and development of partnerships to further and extend the impact of philanthropic goals. We have developed partnerships for foundations with wide variety of federal and state agencies, non-profit organizations and private sector entities.
Testimonial from Courtney Bourns, Senior Program Officer
Henry P. Kendall Foundation, Boston, MA
“Marydale DeBor is a trusted advisor– smart and creative, with deep experience in what it takes to create the conditions for health—at the individual, organizational and community level. She has been an invaluable resource to us at the Henry P. Kendall Foundation as we’ve launched our regional food systems grant making program, and an important partner for a number of our grantees.”