Spirit Mountain Community Fund

Spirit Mountain Community Fund
Address: 
9615 Grand Ronde Road
City: 
Grand Ronde
State: 
OR
Zip: 
97347
Telephone: 
503-879-1400
Fax: 
503-879-1402
EIN: 
93-1258038
Geographic Focus: 
Benton, Clackamas, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington, Yamhill counties in Oregon
Total Grant Amount: 
$5 220 728

Grants Specialist or Martyr-in-Residence?

Is your organization’s grants specialist constantly frazzled, working nights and weekends and juggling a schedule bulging with proposal deadlines, program development meetings, and report due dates? Do other staff members tip-toe around the specialist’s desk, forgiving occasional expletives, ignoring the candy wrappers and dirty coffee cups, and excusing missed calls and meetings. If so, that’s a big red flag.

Outcomes for Prevention Programs

Grants are social investments that are intended to produce positive change. Defining intended change is easier for some types of programs than others. If you’re working to improve the health of diabetics, the proposed outcome may be a specific degree of decrease in blood sugar levels of participants. But grantseekers often get confused when developing outcomes for programs that are intended to stop something from happening in the first place.

Hillman, Jr. Foundation

The Henry Lea
Hillman, Jr. Foundation
Address: 
310 Grant Street
Suite 2000
City: 
Pittsburgh
State: 
PA
Zip: 
15219
Contact: 
Hilary Brown, Program Officer
Telephone: 
412-338-3466
Email: 
habrown@hillmanfo.com
EIN: 
25-1536656
Geographic Focus: 
Portland, Oregon and the surrounding region
Total Grant Amount: 
$537 750

Hillman Foundation, Inc.

The William Talbott
Hillman Foundation, Inc.
Address: 
310 Grant Street
Suite 2000
City: 
Pittsburgh
State: 
PA
Zip: 
15219
Contact: 
Hilary Brown, Program Officer
Telephone: 
412-338-3466
Email: 
habrown@hillmanfo.com
EIN: 
25-1536657
Geographic Focus: 
Pittsburgh, PA; New York City, NY
Total Grant Amount: 
$793 625

Who Will Do It?

The ubiquitous use of “we will” in grant proposals paves the way for grant-management nightmares. When the grant proposal does not assign tasks to specific positions, those tasks usually fall by the wayside when the intense work of program start-up gets underway. Here are a few examples of important tasks that often end up unassigned.

The 4 Cs of Grant Management

To manage grant awards effectively, you’ve got to know the rules. With private funders, the regulations and requirements can usually be adequately handled through good business and accounting practices.

But it’s different with government grants, especially federal grants. Uniform Guidance issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), along with agency-specific and program-specific requirements, demand that someone within your organization develop an understanding of the rules and regulations.

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