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Program Priorities

The Foundation's Trustees are primarily interested in promising or established programs, operated by well-managed organizations. Benchmarks that will be applied to projects and organizations in all five interest areas are the following:

  • Strength of proposal - Foundation guidelines match
  • Quality and creativity in project design, implementation and evaluation
  • Quality of the applicant nonprofit’s leadership and organizational capacity
  • Potential to stretch or leverage McBeath funds
  • Specific interests of Trustees and/or staff

In addition to the above benchmarks, the Foundation may request that those organizations submitting full proposals for established projects include a two-year outline covering potential enhancement and sustainability as part of the application. Staff will provide guidance for such outlines.

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