Strategic Granting Model


There are three areas of defined strategic granting (1) Responsive Efforts, (2) Strategic Collaborations and (3) Foundation Facilitated Initiatives. The three areas of giving defined with the goal:

Responsive EffortsStrategic CollaborationsFoundation Facilitated Initiatives
Goal: Address short term needs in our community for 1-3 years while developing a sustainability model and clear future for each initiative; defined as | led by community members or non-profits | response to non-profit needs or emerging community needs | defined life cycle and short term effort | varying levels of staff and board involvement| limited or not evaluation quantitative and qualitative outputs
Goal: Join with others to launch programs that maximize community impact; defined as | Led by a collaborative group including the Foundation | multiple funding partners | focused on improving or coordinating programs that maximize community impact | longer effort, but may have limited board and higher staff involvement | evaluation of quantitative and qualitative results
Goal: Launch and facilitate continual development of foundation and community-driven initiatives that support transformational change to benefit the residents of Barberton; defined as | facilitated and/or initiated by Foundation | can be primary funder | focused on transformational change | long-term commitment | high board and staff involvement | long term process and outcome evaluation with quantitative and qualitative results; can be from a third party evaluator

That leverage be defined as “value added” which can be cash or in-kind including but not limited to, supplies, volunteer, professional assistance, and/or equipment.

strategic granting model

The grants committee utilizes a “Scale Up” strategy for the percentage of investment for the following time period but to be determined for effectiveness on an annual basis:

  • 2015-2016: 38% of the available granting dollars (at or around $350,000) be used for Responsive granting or around $133,000; 35% to be used for Strategic Collaboration or around $122,500 and 27% be used for Foundation Facilitated Initiative or around $94,500;
  • 2017: 33% of the available granting dollars (at or around $350,000) be used for Responsive granting or around $115,500; 38% to Strategic Collaboration or around $133,000 and 29% to Foundation Facilitated Initiative or around $101,500;
  • 2018-2021: 20% of the available granting dollars (at or around $350,000) be used for Responsive granting or around $70,000; 50% to Strategic Collaboration or around $175,000 and 30% to Foundation Facilitated Initiative or around $105,000.
Staff reports shall provide an update on the above strategic granting model at all board meetings to keep in alignment with the goals of the board.

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