Monday, August 31st, 2015
Fall 2015 grant applications are due Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at noon. You’ll find the grant guidelines and application here.
Over the past two years, The Summit Foundation’s Board of Trustees has been working to identify ways the organization can improve its grant-making and better measure the impact and outcomes of grant allocations. As a result of this Initiative, The Summit Foundation’s funding categories changed this year from Art & Culture, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services and Sports and Recreation to “Impact Areas” that will Foster Healthy & Safe Communities, Create Bright Futures for Children & Youth, Encourage Community Engagement & Enrichment, Create Thriving Adult Communities, and Promote Environmental Stewardship.
The overall intent is to better quantify the impact of our grants – ultimately to grant smarter. We anticipate this change will enable The Summit Foundation to better demonstrate the impacts of our grants to our donors and the community, as well as measure how well we are performing against our stated mission to improve the quality of life in Summit County and surrounding communities.
In addition to granting smarter, The Foundation is working to make the entire grant process more efficient for applying organizations. That includes launching an online application we anticipate will go live by spring 2016. We are also in the process of reviewing grant guidelines to ensure our objectives are clear and transparent.
Please feel free to contact The Summit Foundation’s Program Officer Megan Nuttelman with any questions regarding the application by emailing [email protected].