Grantmaking Improvement Reports

Periodically, PCL examines its funding process and uses the findings to finetune its grantmaking practice. Reports featured here have been prepared either by external consultants or PCL staff.

In preparation for its 2019-20 grantmaking process, PCL contracted with Portland State University’s Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services to examine its funding process. The PSU team’s review yielded several recommendations aimed at increasing transparency and equity throughout the process.

Download the Executive Summary of PSU’s Grantmaking Improvement Report

Download the Full Report: Grantmaking Improvement Report/Recommendations

Past reports on PCL Grantmaking Process Improvement

City of Portland Audit: February 2015

2014 Funding Process Review and Report

Data Analysis on 2014 Funding Process Results


To download previous reports, visit our reports archive page.