In 2022, Keystone Accountability, an independent not-for-profit that specialises in improving accountability in international aid and philanthropy, surveyed Freedom Fund grassroots NGO grantees on a range of questions to do with the quality of their partnership with the Freedom Fund.
As a funder, the Freedom Fund prides itself on understanding the needs of grassroots organisations and supporting them with more than simply financial resources. We build capacity, connect partners to learning and advocacy opportunities locally and internationally, are patient in our expectations for results, and wherever possible allow partners the flexibility to adapt their plans as they go.
Although the Freedom Fund has regular opportunities to engage with partners and gather their feedback, this survey is the first time we have employed an external organisation to solicit anonymous feedback from our partners about their partnership with us.
The results of the survey also allowed the Freedom Fund to benchmark itself against other funders, drawing on data from Keystone’s global cohort of social change organisations.
We are pleased to publish the survey findings in full, along with our Management Response and Action Plan, which has been developed in consultation with our staff and the feedback from our partners.
Click here to access the Partner feedback report and management response and action plan.