First, know that the amount you enter into the application for “matching grant amount” is not a commitment on your behalf. It’s a helpful guideline for our evaluation process and we use it to estimate the size and scope of a project along with the other information provided in the application.
Second, also know that after grants are awarded, we meet with each grant recipient to discuss your specific project needs. From there we create a matching grant scope of work that details the project steps, deliverables and timeline. This scope of work shows the full cost of the estimated project and then is reduced by 50% for the matching grant award. The remaining 50% is what is required as funding from the organization to move forward with the project. The initial scope of work is considered a draft that we can refine and revise as needed until it is accepted by the organization. There is no commitment until the grant recipient accepts the scope of work.
We strive to work within all budget levels to make our services accessible to organizations of all size.
A matching grant is based on a mutually agreeable scope of work where the organization contributes or raises 50% of the value of the services. There are two ways to approach this:
- We can have a conversation about what your needs are and then develop a scope of work proposal that estimates the full value of the services requested and defines the funding needed to secure the match.