Basics of Proposal Review

Determining where to spend your foundation’s grant funding is an important, and time-consuming task. This primer is designed to help you set up a proposal review process that meets your foundation’s goals and style and frees up time for you to go into the community and develop your knowledge and insight.

In this primer, you’ll find tips for assessing whether a proposal offers a good funding opportunity and tools for making your review process efficient and effective. These tools include:

  • A process for board decision making
  • A pre-screening process
  • A checklist for comparing proposals

Establishing a simple review process will give you the time to focus on the important work of finding out more about funding opportunities that align with your foundation’s goals.

18 pages