The S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation has a strong commitment to building and scaling organizations capable of continuing to achieve results after the Foundation's sunset in 2020. The Resiliency Guide is an aid for Foundation staff and grantees as they assess an organization's ability to adapt and achieve long-term success in a dynamic context.
The Guide begins with a one-page checklist of factors that contribute to organizational resiliency. This checklist can inform conversations and illuminate areas of strength as well as areas that may benefit from additional attention. As a tool for grantmakers, it can help deepen thinking about where, when, and how to invest in capacity building. Plus, conversations with grantees about the dimensions of resiliency can help their organizations prepare for eventual independence from grant funding. (Note: The Resiliency Guide is not a substitute for basic due diligence.)