As our mission makes clear, we support and engage with our grant partners to make a positive difference in our community.
Thus, quality relationships with our grantees is key to our approach and work. We strive for clear and consistent communications from an organization’s first contact with our Foundation all the way through to the closing of an awarded grant. We will provide diverse opportunities for feedback — directly in conversation, through targeted outreach, and via occasional surveys. We ensure options for anonymous feedback, knowing that sometimes it can be hard for grantees to be candid about what isn’t going well. Finally, we turn that input into action, making changes in our communications or improving aspects of our grantmaking process.
If at any time you need to get in touch, we welcome you to a 20-minute virtual chat with Kate Shirah, our Foundation executive director.