Elements of a Good Proposal

  1. All required information is included.
  2. The organization has demonstrated its capacity and/or experience to implement the proposed project.
  3. The project is consistent with the mission of the applicant.
  4. The problem or need to be addressed is clearly defined and documented, the constituency to be served is identified, and the manner in which the proposed project will address the need is clearly defined.
  5. The proposed project is consistent with the mission of the Foundation.
  6. The anticipated short-term and long-term results of the project are clear and realistic.
  7. A realistic timetable for implementation is provided.
  8. A complete, detailed budget for the project is provided, and any other sources of funding for the project have been identified.
  9. If the project is to extend beyond the grant period, a plan for sustaining the project has been developed.

This general guidance also is taken into consideration by the Board of Directors of the Foundation. It may be modified by the Board of Directors in any manner and at any time at the sole and absolute discretion of the Board of Directors.