Progressive grantmakers are increasingly keen to foster the safety and resilience of their grantees in the face of increased attacks, harassment, and censorship. As has been shown in Myanmar, Afghanistan, and Ukraine, grantmakers’ resources, connections, and influence, mean that they are also frequently called upon to respond to serious attacks and other emergencies affecting their grantees.
To support grantmakers in these roles, we have distilled our experiences supporting the safety and resilience of foundations and their grantees around the world into a quick reference card, published today.
On one side of the Prevent/Respond Reference Card are five actions that grantmakers can take to properly prepare to support their grantees and five actions to encourage grantees to think about holistic security throughout their grant journey. On the other side is a clear protocol and guidance notes for grantmakers to follow in response to an attack on one of their grantees:
- Ensure immediate safety.
- Address wellbeing.
- Establish reliable communications.
- Gather information.
- Develop a plan.
This quick reference card will help foundation staff in an emergency to respond appropriately and gather information, then formulate a plan and escalate or refer as required. It is also useful for organisations with local partners that they are supporting.
The Prevent/Respond Reference Card is available in English, French, German, and Dutch. It is designed to be easily printed, and the English version is available to download in A4 or US letter.
More information and download links are available here.