After Funding Has Been Received


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Even after the grant is made, one of your goals should be further development of the partnership with the funding source and your contacts there.




  • At a minimum, most funders require the submission of a final narrative report and a fiscal report at the end of the grant period.
  • Unless the funder has specific requirements, use the original proposal as the basis for your narrative.

    • Explain any changes in plans or in the program after you received funding.
    • Write 5 to 10 pages if length is not specified.
    • Summarize the results of the evaluation process outlined in the original proposal. What differences did the funding make? What changes occurred in the target population? Quantify your results and accomplishments whenever possible.
    • Send an appropriate cover letter with the final report signed by the appropriate person(s) – usually your president and possibly your board chair.
    • Include pictures, copies of event programs, brochures recognizing the funder, letters from clients who received services and any other related information that lets the funder know that the investment they made in your chapter was worthwhile.




  • Refer to your original budget when preparing the fiscal report.
  • Inform the funder when you anticipate any substantial variations from the projected budget prior to their actually being incurred, if possible. Second best is as soon as they are incurred.




  • May be required by the funder.
  • May be tied to receipt of future grant payments.
  • Report your progress toward the goals and objectives of the funded program or project.
  • Periodic reports are a good idea even if they’re not required. Funders like to be apprised of your progress.




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