Two more differences between foundation and government grants are included in this post.
Once an award is made, foundations provide varying amounts of oversight. Some foundations require quarterly reports and clear financial reporting, while others request only an annual report.
Government agencies provide a very high level of oversight, including progress and fiscal reports after six months and annually, and sometimes site visits by program officers to check up on the grant recipients.
The final area of differences relates to connections with other grantees. With foundation grants, it is unusual for recipients to have formal connections with other grantees.
With government grants, agencies often have considerable interaction with other grantees at annual meetings, phone conference calls, website discussions and in other ways.
Grantwriters need to understand these nine differences between government and foundation grants so that they can ensure excellent submissions, taking into account these differences.