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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

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 grants project budget template 

Submit by Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Please complete and submit with your responsive grants letter of inquiry (LOI). 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 project budget for reporting

You will submit this document three times throughout the grant period: with the evaluation plan, interim report, and final report.  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

rolling grants project budget template

Please complete and submit with your rolling grants application. 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