What are Foundations Looking For?

What are Foundations Looking For? 

 Here are some common attributes of “fundable” projects:

  • They have a beginning, middle and end (or a credible plan for sustainability after the grant).
  • They have a clearly defined goal directly tied to one of the foundation’s expressed interest.
  • They commit to providing measurable results.

It is important to create answers to these questions about your project:

  • What social, educational or research question will your work address?
  • What will change as a result of your proposed work?
  • How much will it change?
  • How will you know (how will your work be evaluated)?

Foundations often do not fund ongoing budget needs, endowments, conferences or the production of videos or media.