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When you call, we can determine if your program or project is a good fit within our funding priorities, and whether it makes sense to apply. We can also provide guidance as to how much is reasonable to ask for.
Do not skip this step — call before you apply!
Post-Grant Common Report Form
This is the form you’ll need to submit your post-grant report. It’s due by the date listed on the Grant Acceptance Form you signed when you received the grant (usually the last day of the quarter following the end of your fiscal year). If you’re submitting another grant application before that date, you’ll need to include your post-grant report along with your new grant application. (We can’t review a new grant without a report on the old one.)
If you have received a grant from the foundation within the past three years, and your current request doesn’t exceed $5,000, you may be eligible to complete an abbreviated application. However, there are some other criteria that need to be met, so please consult with a foundation representative to determine whether your agency is eligible before you start working on your application.
Please note that abbreviated applications may only be submitted two years in a row; every third year, we need a full application and supporting documents. Confused? Call us and we’ll figure it out!
This question seems to confuse a lot of our applicants — and it’s true that some programs are easier to measure than others. Still, we need to see some kind of yardstick you will use to measure your results and determine whether you accomplished what you set out to do. Since we’ll be asking you for a report on your grant one year after it has been awarded, you should think in terms of outcomes that you can reasonably expect to achieve by that time.
Here’s an example: An after-school program has the goal of promoting school success among a group of children aged 12–14. Outcomes that might be measured include:
- Improvement in school grades — measurable by reviewing report cards before and after the program
- Improved performance on standardized tests (such as CMT) — comparison of scores before/after program
- Improved attendance at school, reduced tardiness, reduced incidences of disciplinary problems — measurable by school records and/or teacher surveys before/after program
- Pre- and post-surveys of parents and/or students (Don’t get us wrong — we have nothing against surveys, and we’ve frequently seen them used successfully for measuring outcomes. But the survey itself isn’t an outcome — it’s a measurement tool. Describe for us what you plan to measure with your survey.)
- Hold four forums on substance abuse prevention, with attendance of 200 students. (This is a program activity, not an outcome. If your stated goal is to affect the students’ choices about substance abuse, that’s what needs to be measured.)
- Student/parent satisfaction surveys about the program (The fact that program participants are satisfied with the program doesn’t necessarily mean that the program has achieved its goals.)
There is no need for you to drive your application to the foundation office. Your application will still be considered to be on time so long as it’s either postmarked on the deadline date, or delivered to any Liberty Bank office by the deadline date. (If you choose to deliver it to a Liberty Bank branch, please call the Foundation staff ahead of time and let us know you plan to do so. Then just give it to any member of the branch staff and ask them to send it via interoffice mail to the Liberty Bank Foundation.)
By the way — if it’s the day before the deadline, please don’t waste your money sending your grant request in by overnight mail! Remember — if it’s postmarked on deadline day, it’s on time.