All Grant recipients are required to provide the Trust with a final report, prepared in Word or .pdf format and submitted by the start of September in the year following your grant award. If your project has not been completed by that time, just provide us with a progress report to date. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns relating to your report.
As you write the report, we would ask that you include the following:
- Please open by describing your project in a sentence or two.
- Please assess your success. Did the project go as planned? Were there surprises? We are aware that programming does not always go as planned, and that is okay. We will celebrate your successes with you and learn with you from projects that did not go as planned.
- How were the grant funds spent? Please discuss your original proposed budget, how the grant funds were used, and any differences between what you planned and what you did. We are interested also in knowing about your success in raising matching funds or funds from other foundations that contributed to the project.
- We would like to see relevant pictures of your project or your organization. We hope you will consider sharing them with us. Please let us know if you hold the rights to the pictures and whether we might use them on our website or for publicity purposes.
- Please include a copy of any publications or work products arising from the grant.
While we ask that you cover the areas described above, we do not have any specific guidelines for your report. Feel free to include additional information as desired, but bear in mind that most grant reports are not longer than five pages.
Grant recipients are welcome to publicize Morton-Kelly grants in their newsletters, social media or traditional media. We are proud to be associated with those we fund, and when the Trust is recognized for its support, we believe it also serves our goals and mission – drawing positive attention to our partners and their work, while also helping to build understanding of the Morton-Kelly Trust and its priorities.
In general, please publicize our grant as you would other donors to your organization or project. If you require a high-resolution copy of our logo for a publication or similar use, please click to download the logo artwork below: