GrantBook’s work is built around user stories. To better understand the organizations we work with, we dreamed up a fictional foundation, affectionately referred to as XYZ Foundation, and conjured up 8 staff members whose responsibilities line up with many of the real-world philanthropy professionals we work with on a daily basis. Please familiarize yourself with this list of characters. Doing so will equip you to hit the ground running when you meet with the staff of GrantBook’s actual clients.
Established in 2001, the XYZ Foundation has $65 million in assets. The XYZ Foundation has a goal to advance youth entrepreneurism in North America. In a networked funding model, the XYZ Foundation will be providing grants and low interest loans to support entrepreneurs and other entrepreneurial programs across arts & culture, resilient economy and products/services promoting healthy lifestyles. The size of the grants and loans will vary depending on the financial need and potential impact of the ventures ($5,000 to $250,000).
Grants will be available to qualified nonprofits and charities while loans will be available to for-profit enterprises (see FAQs). Grants to external entrepreneurial programs are typically larger than grants to business and engage external reviewers to help decide which of the many programs to support. XYZ Foundation will also host one annual gathering per year, inviting their network to celebrate past successes and discuss future opportunities.
- Alicia, the President and CEO
- Frasier, VP of Finance
- Amelia, Communications Officer
- Fernando, Seed Grants
- Trinity, Growth Grants
- Alana, Social Finance Manager
- Sergei, Office Administration & IT
- Quinn, Board Member