We proactively seek new partnerships based on our strategic program areas, and will invite organizations whose work intersects with our interests to submit a Letter of Inquiry through our online grants management system.
The Foundation’s staff and board evaluate proposals based on the following attributes:
- Does the work advance the Foundation’s strategic priorities?
- Does the work activate and leverage networks?
- Does the work focus on systemic and/or institutional change?
- Does the grant complement existing efforts in the field?
- Is the budget appropriate for the work proposed?
- Do the individuals doing the work have a proven track record of success?
- Are there other organizations doing this work, or is this effort/approach to the problem unique?
- Will the grant fund new ideas or innovative ways of approaching a problem?
- Will a grant from the Foundation play a significant role in the work being funded? Will Foundation funding make a difference?
- Does the grant encourage collaborative work among other grantees or organizations?
- Does the grant provide initial funding for work that has the potential to act as a catalyst, or flourish in other areas?