Criteria Selection

Alignment with Issue Areas

We review potential applicants with an eye toward how well they align with our stated Issue Areas and how well they match the stated criteria under the areas of education, health, housing and workforce development.

Alignment with Grantmaking Philosophy

We review potential applicants to see how well they align with our grantmaking philosophy, which emphasizes:

  • Innovation
  • Influence
  • Leverage
  • Impact

Organizational Capacity

We assess the potential of prospective grantees to carry out their programs through the following organizational capacity framework:

  1. Board leadership
  2. Human resources
  3. Financial management
  4. Fund development
  5. Program strategies
  6. Community relationships
  7. Technology
  8. Facilities
  9. Executive director leadership