I had the privilege to work with a small donor that specializes in small grants for the last five years. I would advocate that all aid organizations and/or programs start devoting a certain percentage of their budget to administering small “responsive” grantmaking mechanisms. This would not be tied to any specific sectoral activities, e.g. health or agriculture, but would rather be a pot of money to address priorities identified by community leaders. Though now largely discontinued, the former corporate aid agency I used to work for had this as a part of each of its country programs. Grants were US$500 or less, had an open application process, needed two positive independent references, and required only one-page proposals and reports.) Many colleagues still talk about these small bits of money as some of the most memorable, impactful and fun(!) projects they ever supported.