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grantee responsibilities

We see ourselves as partners with our grantees. We want to ensure that the grants awarded to organizations and initiatives through any of our grants programs are successful and create the impact that they seek to make. 

One way to ensure success is to be clear about the grantee organization's roles and responsibilities. Once a grant is awarded, grantees detail their intended impact, the strategies they will use to get the outcomes they want, and the indicators by which their progress will be measured. This plan is incorporated into a grant agreement that spells out additional grantee roles and responsibilities.

Grantees generally submit an interim report. ECF staff works with grantees who are having challenges in achieving their planned outcomes to jointly work toward success.

communications about your grant activities

The grantee organization will use the grant only for the purposes laid out in the grant agreement. Communications between the grantee organization and the Foundation will be made through reports and site visits. The Communication Guidelines define the ways a grantee organization will be expected to acknowledge the ECF grant in its print and electronic communications.

use of funds

The grantee organization will use the funds according to the agreement and according to tax-exempt purposes as described by the Internal Revenue Code, maintain supporting records, and use the funds during the grant period.

Read the Complete Grantee Responsibilities document.