Grant Evaluation Criteria
All grant proposals will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:
1. Fit with the Foundation’s Mission, Vision, Values and Investment Areas
2. Organizational Capacity
Clear mission, vision and strategy. Strong track record of service to the community. Strong leadership and management. Engaged board of directors. Commitment to collaboration and learning. Sound financial management.
3. Soundness of Project
Evidence of sound methodology. Project reflects knowledge of the field, target populations and the local community. Clear plan for implementation. Sufficient staffing and partnerships to ensure success. Appropriate budget.
4. Potential for Impact
Clear, realistic, measurable goals and outcomes. Clear plan for how goals and outcomes will be achieved.
Grant Eligibility and Restrictions
Applicants must have a 501c3 and serve people within Northeast Pennsylvania. The Foundation will not fund individuals, religious organizations for religious or evangelical purposes, fundraising events, endowment funds, research, debt retirement or lobbying.