For Grantees

Reporting

For Primary Cycle (Fall and Spring) grantees
The Foundation requires a year-end grant report thirty (30) days following the end of the grant term. The exact due date will be stated in the award letter provided at the time the grant is made. Complete the Reporting Form - Primary Cycle Grantees report.

For Pathways to Economic Self-Sufficiency grantees
For Pathways grants, the Foundation requires a mid-year report and a year-end report thirty (30) days following the end of the grant term. Complete the Pathways to Economic Self-Sufficiency Reporting Form - Training or Pathways to Economic Self-Sufficiency Reporting Form – Stabilization report.

For Enterprise Fund, Health Series, and Strategic Response Fund grantees
The Foundation requires a year-end grant report thirty (30) days following the end of the grant term. The exact due date will be stated in the award letter provided at the time the grant is made. Reporting Form - Small Grant Award Grantees - Reporting Form - Small Grant Award Grantees.

For Giving Council and Giving Circle grantees
The Foundation requires a mid-year progress report and a year-end report thirty (30) days following the end of the grant term. The exact due date will be stated in the award letter provided at the time the grant is made. Grantees who received an award in 2015, complete the final Reporting Form – Reporting-Form-Giving-Council-Giving-Circle-Grantees. Grantees that received an award in 2016 will complete reports through an online platform to be launched in Fall 2016.

For Capacity Building Scholarship recipients
The Foundation requires that you submit a brief narrative of lessons learned, as well as documentation of workshop attendance and fees.

We welcome your questions before, during, and after the application process. If your question is not answered here, please contact Lora York, program officer, at lyork@cfw.org or (312) 577-2814.

Capacity Building Opportunities

*Eligible organizations need to have received funding within the last three fiscal years. 

Advocacy Academy
Advocacy Academy will train a cohort of grantee staff in core advocacy skills, strengthening the capacity of individual organizations and setting the stage for new and stronger coalitions among grantees with shared goals. The Advocacy Academy cohort will agree to active participation in workshops and networking throughout the year on such topics as coalition building, social media, writing for impact and city/county budget processes. Advocacy Academy is created for mid-level staff members. It requires a seven month time commitment as well as requirements to complete learning opportunities through the duration of the program.

Polk Bros. Capacity Building Scholarship
The scholarships are intended to support the professional development of staff in our grantee organizations as well as to provide technical assistance. Grantees can apply for this opportunity in January.

Core Concepts’ Coaching
CFW grantees have the opportunity to receive individualized coaching around one of four skills: board development, financial management, communications or fundraising. Grantees apply for this opportunity and are matched with a subject matter professional to work with the entire organization on the skill. The end result will manifest in better processes and outcomes for the entire organization. Grantees will also share their learning with the larger CFW grantee community.