Reporting guidelines: Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship grants

NEW! Reporting guidelines: Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship holders must provide interim and final reports to the Foundation. Grant reports help the LFO learn from the successes and challenges of grantees, measure the success of the funded activities, as well as evaluate our programs. We value your candid observations. We invite you to be open with us – we want to hear both what is working and what is not working.

The Foundation requests separate reports from each of the Fellow, academic host, and the public interest organization:

I. Fellow – mid-term report

  • Describe the activities completed to date. Indicate any changes that have been necessary from the original workplan
  • Indicate any changes that are anticipated for the remainder of the term

II. Fellow – final report

  • Provide a summary of all activities completed during the Fellowship term, including a discussion of changes that were considered necessary or beneficial
  • Referring back to your application, was the partnership successful in achieving the benefits you hoped for? Include your reflections on what was accomplished. For instance, reflect on whether the fellowship brought the professional growth that you had hoped for.
  • Were there unexpected challenges? Unexpected benefits? Other unexpected consequences?
  • Include copies of all materials created through the Fellowship
  • Please review the Foundation’s quantitative measures and provide any relevant numbers
  • If courses are taught as part of the Fellowship, include a summary of student course evaluation feedback
  • If workshops or conferences are held as part of the Fellowship, include a summary of participant feedback
  • Discuss the anticipated lasting impact of the Fellowship on yourself, the school, and your public interest organization

III. Academic host – mid-term report

  • Provide a budget-to-actual financial report, following the same format as used in the application. Indicate variances with explanations. If projected expenses must be modified from the application, contact the Foundation staff to discuss at the earliest opportunity.

IV. Academic host – final report

  • Provide a budget-to-actual financial report of all expenses for the term of the Fellowship, following the same format as used in the application, and including any changes agreed to with the Foundation.
  • Provide a brief narrative report describing and reflecting on the Fellow’s impact on your school. Referring back to your application, was the partnership successful in achieving the benefits you hoped for?
  • Were there unexpected challenges? Unexpected benefits? Other unexpected consequences?

V. Public interest organization

  • Six months after the Fellow returns to your organization, we would appreciate the opportunity to speak with the Board Chair and/ or staff of your about the impact of the Fellow’s experience on your organization. Please provide a brief letter following this conversation summarizing the discussion. In this letter, please refer back to your application, and advise us whether the partnership was successful in achieving the benefits you hoped for.