Program Grants

Measurable Outcomes - Program Grants

2017 Proposal Deadlines:

January 20, 2017

July 14, 2017


Any outstanding reports due on existing grants must be submitted before a new proposal will be considered - use the report format.


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Like many funders - private as well as public - the American Savings Foundation wants to invest its funds in programs that make a real, demonstrable change in the community and in the lives of the people served. While we understand that nonprofit program results can be difficult to measure, we expect grant seekers to focus on outcomes, not on process. Your proposal must define your outcomes, and what indicators you will use to measure whether you have been successful in achieving them.

These outcomes should be realistic given your program implementation and action plans and the scope and timeframe of your proposal to us. If your proposal is funded, these outcomes will form the basis for written reports and site visits.

We do not dictate exactly what approach you must take, because we understand that it may be different for every agency. Some examples include logic models (see W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide) and Results Based Accountability (see Overview of Results-Based Accountability: Components of RBA).

Continue to the Program Grant Guidelines.