- After receiving a grant, The Sapelo Foundation requires a Progress Report by February 1 (Spring Grant Cycle) or August 1 (Fall Grant Cycle) of the following year. Progress Reports will be made available at least 1 month before the deadline.
- Upon review of the Progress Reports, The Sapelo Foundation may request a Final Report from some grantee partners, in which case the deadlines are June 1 (Spring Grant Cycle) or December 1 (Fall Grant Cycle). If a grantee partner does not receive a request for a Final Report, no Final Report is required.
- For consideration, all Grant Reports must be submitted via the online portal (not mail or email).
- Grantee partners failing to submit reports in a timely manner are not eligible for future funding.
- The Foundation greatly values the work, time, partnership, and talent of our grantee partners.
- The Foundation also values reflection and assessment, especially when working with our grantee partners on shared goals as important and complex as environmental protection and social justice across Georgia.
- Therefore, the foundation asks grantee partners to complete a Grant Report for several valuable reasons:
(1) Reflect upon, assess, and compare the outcomes/goals (not outputs/activities) your team set in the grant application with the reality of urgent and important priorities your team has faced in the given timeframe of the grant.
(2) Analyze and share positive successes and setbacks. Successes deserve celebration, not just replication. Setbacks serve as opportunities to learn, adapt, and regroup.
(2) Evaluate your team’s internal capacity (leadership, values, time management, resources, talent, partnerships, ideas, opportunities, opportunity costs, and the definition of success). That way, your team can better determine “why” and “how” to move forward for greater outcomes and impact (not just determine “what” output and activity comes next).
- Extension requests are required if the grant is not expended within the given timeframe.