The Rich Nonprofits Get Richer: Centering Psychiatric Grant Funding at the Margins

Community psychiatrists serve multiple institutional roles, and at times these roles may include the review of grant proposals from nonprofit organizations.

In this column published in "Psychiatric Services," the authors, including Duke Psychiatry's Marvin Swartz, MD, argue that privilege and social capital can easily become concentrated among a small group of centralized model organizations and influence the grant review process.

By applying a structural lens to this problem, funding entities can identify approaches that more effectively promote equity throughout the grant life cycle.

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