Let’s Build a Relationship. Grant Proposal Preparation. 5 GOALS 60 MINUTES. www.legacyfdn.org. Goal 1: Meet Future Collaborators (one sentence) Goal 2: Review Numerous Grant Opportunities Goal 3: Discuss The Think Tank as cool as it sounds
Grant Proposal Preparation
Goal 1: Meet Future Collaborators (one sentence)
Goal 2: Review Numerous Grant Opportunities
Goal 3: Discuss The Think Tank as cool as it sounds
Goal 4: Review the Grant Process – online, site visit, report
Goal 5: Fundraise on Legacy’s website
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March 1, 2013 Application DueApril 15, 2013 Notification of Application Status~ Sept. 1 2013 Questionnaire & Site VisitApril 15, 2014 Final Report DueSept. 1, 2013 Application DueOct. 15, 2013 Notification of Application Status~Mar. 1 2014 Questionnaire & Site VisitOct. 15, 2014 Final Report DueNOTE: Capacity Building and Informed & Engaged Community grants are considered on a rolling basis.
Grant Application &
NEED: Lake County families are struggling to make ends meet.
ACTIVITIES: Our organization provides food to families each week, we need funds to purchase food.
EVALUATE: We will evaluate our program by how many families receive food each week.
FUNDING: We hope to attract new donors as the community hears about what we do.
NEED: Right now, 1 in 4 American children go to sleep hungry, thousands of those children are located in Lake County. In the past two years, our clients have increased from an average of 20 clients per week to 50 clients, this means we have the same amount of money we had for 20 clients but many more clients in need.
ACTIVITIES: At our organization, we help families gain access to nutritious food by providing 20 pounds of groceries each week to 50 families and hosting classes on nutrition taught by IUN nursing students.
EVALUATION: We will evaluate our program by determining how many weeks each family needs food assistance from us and see if the number of weeks decreases over time as we work with them to access government assistance for food stamps, housing, and employment.
FUNDING: We have asked Legacy Foundation, United Way, and the Northwest Indiana Food Bank to work with us to ensure Lake County families have food. We are also sending a letter requesting support from individuals who volunteer with or donate to us.
LOGIC MODEL – Relating Program Activities to Community Impact
State the projected amount of activities you will accomplish.
What is going to change for activity participants or clients because you accomplished the planned activities.
How is the community going to change because individuals are participating in activities.
Briefly explain what you will do with the resources to meet your program goals.
List the human, financial, organizational, and community resources and partnerships needed o operate your program.
Program Goals (Impact):
How will the Lake County community change because of this program/project.
Example: Lake County students graduate high school and attend college in record numbers.
Name the organizations and individuals requesting status reports for the project (funders, fiscal agent, board)
As important as the grant.
Be honest, not every project is a glowing success but we learn from it and we improve. Just explain that.
Done Well: The best way to build your reputation with the community foundation.
Forgotten or Done Poorly: The best way to jeopardize your next grant.
Amount Spent – itemized and totaled expenses as outlined in the Grant Implementation Guide.
Logic Model with actual rather than projected outputs and short term outcomes.
Explanation of successes and challenges did you encounter with the implementation of this grant? How did they strengthen your organization?
Quote, testimonial, and/or photo (only if you have a signed waiver for photographed on file) if you would like Legacy Foundation to highlight your organization in our communications.
Please attach samples of publicity or press coverage for the grant, hyperlinks are accepted in lieu of paper copies of coverage.
How does Legacy Foundation do a good job of supporting your organization?
How can Legacy Foundation better support your organization?
Does your organization utilize Legacy Foundation – Give in Lake County online fundraising platform? YES or NO