Community Service Grants/International Mission Grants
Hi All, My foundation is exploring two new types of grants: Community Service Outreach - grants would go to high school academies who have customized community outreach projects needed in their areas. International Mission - orphanage, K-12 education type projects Does anyone have experience in these categories / have…
Experience administering business relief grants - specifically CDBG-CV?
Good afternoon all, The Community Foundation of Abilene has agreed to administer small business relief grants, made available to our city through CDBG-CV funds. Do any of my peers have experience in this world, and would you be willing to share info/best practices? I'm happy to connect via phone or zoom. Thanks, Michelle…
Could you share your Universal Scholarship Applications?
We're building out a universal application for our 2021 scholarships and I'm looking for examples of universal scholarship applications. Would anyone be able to provide me with a copy of their application? The question list pdf version would be great. Thanks!
Scholarships -- Determining Financial Need
Hey everyone! I am building our application with Foundant and using this as an opportunity to re-think some of the questions on our application. Several of our scholarships are based on financial need. Currently, I ask students to list their estimated college expenses, scholarships they have for the upcoming year, and…
Setting up a scholarship fund in the midst of a tragic death
I know those of you who offer scholarship funds have encountered this before.... A family loses a child in a tragic death and wants to set up a scholarship fund A.S.A.P. because they want to direct memorial gifts to that fund. Putting aside the issue of whether or not they will raise enough in memorial gifts to establish a…
Online Payments for Grants
With everything virtual these days, I wanted to see if other Foundations are making online grant payments to nonprofits? We normally mail checks, but have been asked by a few fund holders if we can make online payments in lieu of sending a check. This is normally because of a specific fundraiser they are participating in…
What's your instructional text for scholarship essay questions?
We're making some revisions to our scholarship applications and wondered if anyone would be willing to share their instructional text for essay questions. Specifically, instructions about grammar, punctuation, proofreading, answering questions thoroughly, formatting in paragraphs, etc. No matter what instructions we give,…
Working With Other Grantmakers In Your Geographic Area
I've noticed a recent trend with our GLM clients finding little ways to make their grant applications easier for applicants. Often times this means creating a shorter, simpler application - but what about creating more similar applications? Are there any grantmakers out there who are working together with other funders in…
Ideas for evaluation tool for client
We have a grantee who is giving out beds to any / all who "need" them. The need is determined by the person / family voicing their need - there are no "qualifications" of any sort. The organization does not collect any information from the person who receives the bed, except name and maybe a phone #. This org is run by…