Our Grantmaking Process

The Parker Foundation will strive to make meaningful change by working in areas where we have a unique insight, see a path to victory, and can make a catalytic impact. We will tackle challenges holistically to achieve complete solutions through a multifaceted, interdisciplinary approach that combines insight, capital, science and technology, organization building and public policy. We will not solicit grant applications.

Is it impactful? Does it matter for our problems? Is it impactful? Does it move the needle? Is it sufficient? Is it useful alone? (Or are there missing pieces?) Is there an existing organization? Does an organization already exist for this problem? YES NO Identify big problems within three key focus areas LIFE SCIENCES GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH Is it usable? Can we or our partners use it? Ask the right questions to make sure it’s the right solution to the problem Create organization Make grant rethink idea NO rethink idea NO rethink idea NO rethink idea NO YES YES YES YES CIVIC ENGAGEMENT