National Standard 19: The Board's Discretionary Grants Respond to Community Needs
A community foundation awards some grants from its discretionary resources through open, competitive processes that address the changing needs of the community.
19.1 Does the foundation provide public information about how the foundation’s competitive grant opportunities address the needs of the community?
19.2 Provide a brief narrative describing how your foundation uses grant evaluation reports to educate the board and to improve your grantmaking process.
Resources for Measuring Impact:
- Measuring Community Foundation Impact: https://www.michiganfoundations.org/sites/default/files/resources/CF-Measuring-Community-Foundations-Impact-NSRF-Aspen.pdf
- Foundation Center’s Tools and Resources for Assessing Social Impact, http://trasi.foundationcenter.org/