The Community Foundation wants to identify nonprofit programs that work. We believe that measuring the factors contributing to your program’s impact, helps maximize that impact—whether providing nutritious meals to more people, teaching more kids to read, or reducing harm to the environment.
2017 Partnership Grants will support nonprofits that are committed to evaluating their programs and measuring the impact of their work so that they can turn one success story into 1,000 similar success stories. This is the second year of a three-year commitment to funding evaluation work- an important focus chosen by the Stewardship Committee at the Community Foundation.
You are invited to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to support the evaluation work your organization is doing. Submissions must be received by June 1,2017. If your LOI is selected, your organization will be invited to submit a full proposal.
Successful LOIs will demonstrate:
- A depth of evaluation that includes inputs and outcomes (Organizational Capacity).
- In-depth specifics of how outcomes will be measured.
- Goals and objectives that are well-thought-out with defined roles for proposed collaborations and how efforts will be coordinated.
- Outcomes tied to specific, clearly articulated goals.
We do not expect LOIs to demonstrate complete mastery of evaluation concepts and activities. We are looking for organizations that want to make a commitment to learning about and incorporating a culture of evaluation during the period of the Partnership grants.
Please see the guidelines link below to determine your eligibility.