There is no set range; rather, the dollar amount of each grant depends on the fund making the grant, the purpose of the grant, and the timeframe for results to be achieved. 

Who is making the decisions about which projects to fund?

Decision-makers depend on the fund from which the grant is made. For example, grant making decisions about dollars flowing from our leadership funds are made by our board of directors, while legacy funds established by a family are made by family members and the people they appoint. 

is every grant evaluated? 

Grant making effectiveness is important across the board, and we encourage donors to adopt evaluation procedures that best align with achieving their philanthropic goals. Evaluation practices are determined by the individuals, families, and boards of directors who oversee each grant making fund.  

do you follow a standard set of geographic restrictions?

Although the majority of grants from funds are made to nonprofit organizations in our region, the geographic reach of a particular grant depends on the philanthropic goals and intentions of the donors who established the fund.