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Incarnate Word Foundation. 2014 Grant Cycle. About the Incarnate Word Foundation – Our Mission. To make real the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word. Our Values. Incarnational Spirituality Compassion, Growth, Development Dignity Empowerment, Diversity, Respect

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about the incarnate word foundation our mission
About the Incarnate Word Foundation – Our Mission
  • To make real the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word
our values
Our Values
  • Incarnational Spirituality
    • Compassion, Growth, Development
  • Dignity
    • Empowerment, Diversity, Respect
  • Partnering
    • Relationship/Collaboration, Community Focus, Effective Stewardship
  • Inventiveness
    • Holistic approach, Community focus, Systemic change
  • Stewardship/Accountability
    • Responsiveness, People, Time, Talent
our history
Our History
  • Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio
  • Sale of Incarnate Word Hospital
  • Creation of the Incarnate Word Foundation
foundation role
Foundation Role
  • Grantmaker: Providing financial support
  • Convener: Creating a forum for dialogue and collaboration
  • Educator: Enhancing grantee expertise
  • Advocate: Effecting change in public policy
  • Communicator: Addressing community issues in proactive grantmaking
foundation focus areas
Foundation Focus Areas
  • Outgrowth of strategic planning process
  • Emphasis on compatible mission and values
  • Underlying premise is that any project funded should emphasize service to the economically poor
  • Outgrowth of CCVI chapter directives
current geographic areas
Current Geographic Areas
  • Penrose/O’Fallon
  • The Ville
what does the geographic focus mean
What does the Geographic Focus Mean?
  • Summer Needs Assessment
    • Focus on Youth
    • Engaged in the Neighborhood with Residents
    • Direct Response to Neighborhood Needs
    • Specific Details on How Residents are Engaged
types of support outcomes
Types of Support/Outcomes
  • Support for General Operations
  • Specific Outcomes Related to the Work Agency Does with Youth
  • Priority Given to Agencies that Work with Other Agencies/Community Groups to Meet Resident-Driven Needs
  • Evaluation Notification Sent in January
reaching the donor
Reaching the Donor
  • How do you segment the donor marketplace?
  • What is your story?
    • How do you tell that story effectively?
    • How do you reach the donors in the marketplace?
the timeline
The Timeline
  • Deadlines for LOIs: October 10, 2014
  • Notification of Acceptance: October 15, 2014
  • Deadline for Grant Application: November 14, 2014
  • Notification of Funding: December 10, 2014
  • Grant Reception: December 16, 2014
how to apply
How To Apply
  • LOI is available through the website
  • Cathy will e-mail link for grant application
  • Grant application is a variation of the common grant application
review process
Review Process
  • Review of LOIs
  • Review and Approval of Grant Applications
use common sense
Use Common Sense
  • Define your goal
  • Don’t try to do everything at once
  • Tell the story
  • Meet deadlines and have a readable proposal
  • Encourage site visits after the project is up and running
  • Use good manners
major league dos and dont s
Major League Dos and Dont’s
  • Rudeness
  • No gifts
  • Attempts to influence foundation Board members
  • Not saying thank you If there is an application form, read the guidelines and complete it in draft form first. And keep a copy.
  • If you are presenting a proposal ensure you put a clear justification for funding– what evidence do you have that it is needed? Wanted? And the most appropriate solution?
  • Do include the supporting information requested.
  • Don’t include lots of superfluous background material that hasn’t been asked for.
  • Do attach a covering letter that summarizes the case you are making for their funding in an objective rather than an emotive way.
  • Do ensure you have included all of your correct contact details and the appropriate person has signed the letter or form.
  • Do ensure you include any references requested. Don’t say that these will follow.
  • Do ask a “critical friend” to read through and review your proposal.
  • Have a realistic budget