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grantee resources

The documents provided in this section are for use by responsive grant, rolling grants, and root2fruit grantee organizations.

grantee responsibilities

ECF works closely with our grantee organizations. This document outlines the ways the grantee will be expected to use the grant funds, communication expectations, and reporting requirements during the grant cycle. Download

communication guidelines for grant recipients

These guidelines are intended to assist in the communication of your grant including, for example, acknowledging support from the Foundation in publications you produce and in media communications. Download

responsive grants calendar 2018-2019

The grant period begins July 1, 2018. This calendar includes the key dates for the grant year including reporting deadline. Download

grant agreement sample 2018-2019

This sample document illustrates the terms and conditions required of grantees for the 2018-2019 grant year. Download

responsive grant planning and evaluation worksheet 2018-2019

This worksheet is used by ECF to create the grant agreement and will be the basis for completing interim and final reports. Submission deadline is Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Download

responsive grants interim report narrative form 2018-2019

Grantees use this form to report progress on impact, outcomes, strategies, as well as to describe new opportunities, challenges, active partnerships, publicity and stories. Submit by December 3, 2018. Download

responsive grants interim and final budget form 2018-2019

Use this Excel spreadsheet to provide budgeted expenses and actual expenditures for the grant year-to-date. Submission of interim budget due by December 3, 2018 AND final budget due by July 15, 2019. Download

responsive grant final report 2018-2019

Submit by July 15, 2019. Grantees are asked to provide outcomes and describe new opportunities, challenges, active partnerships, publicity, and stories. Download

responsive grants calendar 2017-2018

The grant period began July 1, 2017. This calendar includes the key dates for the grant year including reporting deadlines. Download

responsive grant final report 2017-2018

Submit by Monday, July 16, 2018. Grantees are asked to provide outcomes and describe new opportunities, challenges, active partnerships, publicity, and stories. Download

responsive grant final budget report 2017-2018

Submit by Monday, July 16, 2018 the final budget report form (Excel spreadsheet). Download

rolling grants - grant agreement template

Organizations submit this form upon acceptance of an awarded grant. Download

rolling grants evaluation worksheet and instructions

For grantee organizations to define the program impact, outcomes, strategies and indicators. Download

rolling grants - final report form

At the completion of the one-year grant, grantee organizations use this form to submit descriptions of program impact and progress. Download

rolling grants - final budget report form

Upon completion of the one-year grant, organizations complete the budget form. Download

root2fruit interim report form

Reporting form on impact, outcomes, strategies, and indicators for current root2fruit grantees. Due June 25, 2018. Download

root2fruit grantee report and renewal form

root2fruit grantees who are completing their first and second year of funding should submit the planning and outcome materials as specified in this planning and evaluation document. Due December 14, 2018. Download

root2fruit grantee final report for graduating organizations

root2fruit grantees who are completing their third year (graduating) of funding should submit this completed document summarizing 2018 work and feedback on the overall root2fruit experience. Due December 14, 2018. Download

evaluation process

This Powerpoint presentation Outcomes & Indicators: Some Helpful Tips presented by Susie Quern Pratt and Jenny Ellis Richards, of Pratt Richards Group is a resource to better understand the evaluation materials and process. Download

theory of change — responsive grants

Moving from strategies & values to longer-term impact follows immediate outcomes (1-3 years) and intermediate outcomes (3-5 years). Illustrated in a four-column chart, this document provides the process for reaching an Evanston nonprofit sector that is strong and thriving. Download