The Melton Foundation offers Action Grants year-round to support Melton Fellows in developing skills, perspective and wider networks to further their capacity as global citizens and contribute towards building an equitable, sustainable, and peaceful world.
The Grant Committee is the designated body to oversee and manage the assessment of all Action Grants issued by the Melton Foundation. It ensures that all grant proposals undergo a rigorous assessment process that benchmarks strength, tangibility and practicability to determine which applications meet the selection criteria. The Grant Committee furthermore evaluates the subsequent performance of those grants by the individuals or groups who receive them. In addition, the Grant Committee is responsible to vet all projects proposed for crowdfunding on the Melton Foundation’s partner platform GlobalGiving.
Established in 2007, the Grant Committee assembles selected experts from the MF community and the MF’s Executive Office who commit their professional expertise and global citizenship experience to help evaluate grant proposals and support grant seekers along their social impact journey. Members of the Grant Committee fulfill their commitment on a voluntary basis and help ensure flexibility, professionalism, quality control and adequate support throughout the granting process. The cultural and professional diversity of this committee ensures that all grant proposals are assessed through a prism of multiple perspectives so that the plurality of interests and convictions that live within our Fellows network is considered.