The Board of Directors of Fig Tree Foundation ("FTF") at their May 3, 2018 meeting approved four documents regarding the evaluation of funding proposals from our Roundtable Members.
The purpose of these documents is to streamline the existing application process and and provide greater clarification of the FTF evaluation criteria. They are the result of much work and input from across the FTF spectrum, including the Projects Team, FTF Volunteer Co-Leads, FTF Board Members, with brainstorming sessions with Roundtable Members.
The Evaluations Matrix is the first time a numerical scoring approach has been used for FTF project evaluations. The summary result will be provided to all applicants who reach Phase Two of the process. The intention is to inform a rejected applicant in sufficient detail to be of use for a future application. Approved applicants can also potentially benefit from the summary matrix evaluation to strengthen their project going forward.
Approved projects will now require a mutually-acceptable funding agreement that contains the FTF Reporting Requirements. The purpose of this contract is to clarify the responsibilities of both parties. The first two funding agreements entered into may be viewed on FTF Projects – Sewing Seeds (Sierra Leone) and Open To Grow (Nicaragua).
All of the four approved templates are available to download on the FTF web site. The review process remains the same as described in the projects flow chart. Timing of the FTF Board meetings will shape the flow of project recommendations. Confirmed future FTF Board meetings are June 27, 2018 and September 19, 2018.
Fig Tree Foundation Strategic Advisor