Some nonprofits are familiar with this approach used by government funders and other foundations. For those who are less familiar, the Foundation is happy to work with eligible applicants to develop a strong anticipated results statement. In some cases, organizations may want to request Foundation support in order to build their organization’s capacity to set results as well as to verify and use results to improve performance.
Once a grant is approved, grantees report to the Foundation halfway through the grant period (Progress Report) and at the end of the grant period (Final Report). Grantees will report on the progress they have made toward reaching the goals set in the project’s anticipated results statement. If the goals established by the anticipated results statement have not been achieved, the Foundation is interested in what the grantee has learned through the project that will inform future work.