The Foundation will look most favorably at programs that match grants of support with funds from other organizations, learning institutions, universities, colleges, internal funds, and government sources.
- Significance: Does the proposed project effectively address the key issues aligned with the Foundation’s funding areas with significant reach and impact?
- Plan of Operation: Is there good potential for the proposed project to reach its stated objectives?
- Technical Soundness: Does the applicant exhibit a thorough knowledge of current developments in economic education, and are the proposed methodologies and/or implementation designs adequate?
- Quality of Key Personnel and Reputation of the Institution: The quality of any co-sponsoring institutions will also be considered under this criteria.
- Budget and Cost Effectiveness: Leveraged uses of Foundation funds along with possible matching sources will be evaluated favorably.
- Evaluation: All proposals should have an evaluation component. The Foundation is interested in knowing how the project will be measured against its stated objectives.