Understanding the organizational needs of our grantees

1 de janeiro de 2020


A key part of our BUILD grants is the Organizational Mapping Tool (OMT), an open-source assessment tool to help nonprofits identify and prioritize where they need strengthening as organizations. The tool is designed to provide clear qualitative markers of development, creating an assessment of an organization’s current state as well as a roadmap for its improvement. BUILD grantees use the tool at the beginning of their grant period, and, now that almost 200 of them have participated, we’re seeing it become an essential source for learning not just here at Ford but hopefully for funders and nonprofits alike.