Learn Foundation Law

Publication date: 
January, 2015

In 2010, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation joined together to develop a comprehensive online training program on legal issues in grantmaking. The result is Learn Foundation Law, a free website offering e-trainings and tools related to the basic legal rules for private foundations.

Most of the trainings take less than one hour to complete and feature a program officer named Maya who leads participants through each course. Participants can return to any training at any time for a refresher and click on individual modules to refer back to specific topics. As of June 2015, there are five course offerings: