Collaborative Change Initiative
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a list of frequently asked questions related to our 2017 application process for LAUNCH and GROWTH grants. We will continue to update this list of FAQs as we receive questions. If your question is not addressed below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about Eligibility
We have been getting a lot of questions about whether a collaboration is a better fit for a Launch or a Growth grant. Please make sure you have read through all of the eligibility criteria of both grants to make sure you are applying for the appropriate grant.
How do I find out if my collaboration is eligible and how to apply?
What advice would you give to a collaboration who might be interested in responding to the Request for Information?
Do we need to meet all eligibility requirements?
Our collaboration is led by an organization that is not in San Francisco County or Alameda County. Can we apply?
I am part of a regional collaboration that covers multiple counties including San Francisco or Alameda County. Should we apply?
My collaboration has non-profit and business partners, but no partner from the public sector. Do we qualify?
Are there specific issue areas that the Foundation is most interested in?
I am part of a long-standing collaboration that needs ongoing general operating support. Should I apply?
I am part of a collaboration with a great track record. We need funding to expand our programming to a new site. Should we apply?
I am passionate about a pressing issue in my community and would like to pull together a collaboration to respond to this opportunity. Should I apply?
I am a current/past Hellman Foundation grantee. Will that help or hurt my chances?
Can you provide an example of a "one sentence measurable goal for a collaboration" as requested in the RFI?
Where possible, these goals should be measurable, include a proposed time frame, and give a sense of the work that will lead to this goal. Here are a few examples:
Questions About Grant Structure & Application
If we proceed to the next round of the application process, what will that entail?
If we receive this grant, will participation in capacity building activities be optional?
How do I find out more about your grant structure and how to apply?
Our collaboration is unique and our current needs do not fit within the categories in your “Use of Funds” section. Is that a problem?
I’m not ready to apply this year. Will you be offering the Collaborative Change Initiative awards again?