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The Whole Story: Financial Analysis for Grantmakers

December 2, 2020 @ 12:30 pmDecember 3, 2020 @ 4:30 pm EST

We’re online! This workshop will be presented online through Zoom. All registrants will receive the access link and password via email the day before the event.

Financial Analysis in Grantmaking takes you on a deep dive to explore the fundamentals of grant proposal financial review and analysis, including organization and project budgets, financial statements, audits, and the IRS Form 990/990EZ. This course is grounded in understanding and practicing financial analysis through an equity lens. Throughout each stage of the due diligence process, participants work together to analyze and interpret data relevant to a real-life proposal and arrive at a decision to recommend funding (or not).

This robust course provides grantmakers of any experience level with valuable tools and insights to facilitate funding decisions. Course content is consistently updated to account for changes in FASB regulations and the financial implications of current events.

Join us to learn how you can integrate key financial information and equity practices to improve funding decisions.

Instructors: Julie Couturier and Randy Van Antwerp
Deadline to Register: Wednesday, November 11


  • Individual Registration:  $595
  • Group Registration:  $565 per participant
  • TGS Alumni:  $565 (use promo code TGSALUM30)

Meeting Dates & Times

This course takes place over two days. Participants will meet virtually on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 12:30–4:30 p.m. and again on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 12:30–4:30 p.m. (ET). This course is a live, interactive experience. It will not be recorded or made available to registrants after the end of the live session.

Day One – December 2:

  • Applying an equity lens to financial analysis
  • Overview of financial analysis; proposal vs. budget
  • Interpreting key financial statements

Day Two – December 3:

  • Unpacking financial audits & reviews
  • Exploring the IRS 990/990 EZ
  • Using ratios as a tool
  • Making the decision to fund (or not)

Who should attend this course?

This course is intended for foundation staff, donors, and others engaged in grantmaking. If you do not fit this profile but are interested in attending, please email tara.baker@gvsu.edu before registering.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

This course may be subject to cancellation if it does not reach the minimum number of registrants. In the event of a cancellation, you will be notified at least two weeks before the course start date and will be offered a full refund or the option to transfer your registration to another Johnson Center offering. Refund requests for any other reason must be made at least two weeks prior to the start of the course.

Photo: Julie Couturier
Julie Couturier, CPA, is the director of operations for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. Julie is responsible for all financial reporting, budgeting, and financial analysis for the Johnson Center. In addition to her current work for the Johnson Center, Julie is a business and accounting adjunct instructor for Grand Rapids Community College. Learn more about Julie.

Photo: Randy Van Antwerp
Randy Van Antwerp, M.B.A., CPA, is the CFO of the Frey Foundation, where he has worked since 2014. The Frey Foundation, based in Grand Rapids, is a private family foundation with assets of $140 million. Randy is responsible for financial planning, management of accounting and investment procedures, regulatory compliance, budget, and reporting. Learn more about Randy.


December 2, 2020 @ 12:30 pm EST
December 3, 2020 @ 4:30 pm EST
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