The Panta Rhea Foundation invests in the ongoing development and growth of its core grantees and views this investment as integral to its grantmaking and approach to philanthropy. Resilience & Renewal (R&R) provides organizational development guidance and financial resources to grantees so that they may engage successfully in organizational learning, capacity building, leadership development, and transformation.
R&R staff serve as support to grantees’ individual and organizational learning and development efforts by engaging in confidential conversations with grantees to explore their organization’s needs and priorities, vetting potential coach/consultant resources for grantees, and facilitating reflection conversations at the mid-point and close of grantees’ engagements to surface learning and lasting organizational change.
Core to R&R is a commitment to the learning process and its need for safety and trust. R&R maintains strict confidentiality—a firewall—between Panta Rhea program directors and R&R staff and grantees. (R&R staff take notes during reflection conversations with grantees for learning purposes, and these notes are shared with PRF staff and board only with the grantees’ permission).