of the Chisholm Foundation
consider these factors,
in evaluating grant proposals:
- Purpose and Objectives: What is the specific need
or problem addressed by
the project? How will the project contribute
to a solution?
- Selection: Why has your organization decided to work
on this problem?
Is the proposed project compatible with the mandate of your organization?
What other organizations, if any,
are addressing the problem or
will be cooperating with you on this endeavor?
- Plan and Budget: What are the specific steps
and financial resources
to complete the project, and over what time frame?
- Oversight: Who will manage the project? Will the project
require the addition of new staff or other resources?
- Evaluation: How will the progress and benefits of
the project be measured?
Will there be an objective, external evaluation
by a consultant or advisory committee
to determine the success of the project?
- Board of Directors: Was the board of your organization
involved in the development of this plan, and have they
formally approved it?
How will your board be involved in project management?
Have they evaluated how this project will affect
the future of your organization?
How much of the funding of the project
be provided internally?
Have commitments been made by other grant makers?
To what other funding sources have proposals been submitted?
When the project is completed,
will internal financial resources be available to
support the results?
How will the results of the
project be used within your organization?
How will the results of the project be shared
with others in the field and the general public?
- Reporting: If a grant is approved, what
periodic progress reports and accounting of expenditures
will be provided?
Who will be responsible for these?