The Board of Directors approved a total of 20 projects that were recommended by the DCF Grants Team. New for 2017, the projects had to apply under one of the three funding priorities.
During the due diligence and review process, the Grants Team learns a lot about their applicants through the detailed application materials submitted and 45-minute calls with the project teams of the applying organizations. “Because we narrowed our areas of funding, we got slightly different proposals this year compared to past years”, says Silke Brendel-Evan, DCF Associate Program Officer.
The Grants Team is looking forward to working with this new group of grantees starting in January 2017.