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August 07, 2017
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Foundation Takes Radical Approach to Transparency in Grant Making

Greg Funnell

Peace Direct won a grant from the GHR Foundation to provide ethical gold-mining jobs for soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo and reintegrate them into communities wary of former militants. Here, a Peace Direct program manager visits a site of the Congo project.

Dylan Mathews, chief executive of Peace Direct, has learned to wait. And wait.

Like many nonprofit leaders who depend on foundation cash, Mr. Mathews is used to the months of dead time that follow a grant application. That silence, he says, often...

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