New IVAR report: Why and how foundations give unrestricted funding

16 November 2021

IVAR has published new research into why and how foundations give unrestricted funding. Through the voices of trustees and senior staff from 12 trusts and foundations, IVAR argues that whatever your constraints, and however far along the journey you are, it is worth asking: can we go further in offering unrestricted funding? The report covers:
• Seven ways unrestricted funding adds value
• Common questions about how and why foundations decide to offer unrestricted funding – for example about legal powers, judging impact, and whether it can help tackle challenges around equity and power in funding relationships
• Advice from IVAR’s group of funders

The full report can be read here: