Grants Timeline

Nomination of Prospective Applicants

Individual members visit organizations aligned with Hestia’s mission, and nominate those with exceptional merit to the Hestia Grants Committee. Note: Invitations to submit a proposal are by nomination only.

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Request for Proposals

The Grants Committee reviews member nominations and selects organizations to receive a Request for Proposal. RFP’s are sent to organizations in May. Proposals are due in July and reviewed by the Grants Committee in August.

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Member Site Visits

Organizations selected in August are scheduled for site visits in the fall. On each visit, four Hestia members meet with staff from the organization and observe activities. Each visitor submits a site visit report to the Grants Committee.

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Award Determination

Grants Committee reviews proposals and site visit reports to determine grant awards by consensus. Award decisions are announced in February.

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Grant Award Distribution

Grant Awards are distributed to grantees in May for use in the following fiscal year (July – June)

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Outcome Review: One year later

Each Grantee who received an award submits a report on its use and outcomes in June at the close of its active grant year. Reports are posted in the Grants Database on the Member Website for member review.

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