Does anyone have experience with non-competitive grant models?
Hello everyone! As grant makers and funders, I'm sure we've all had our moments of wishing that we could fund all of the amazing projects that we have the privilege of reviewing. One of my Board Members recently expressed frustration with the number of applicants we have to turn away due to lack of funds, and posed the question "what if we could give a little bit to everyone?"
While divvying up our funding pool equally between all applicants isn't feasible, her question got me thinking about non competitive grant models, or models where all eligible applicants get offered at lease a base amount of funding. A Google search on the topic didn't return many results, so I'm turning to this excellent community for further insight.
Does anyone here have experience with this type of "fund everyone" or non competitive grant models?