Application Questions

During Phase 1 of the application process organizations will be asked to answer the following essay questions. We encourage applicant organizations to begin preparing your responses in advance of the online submission period. The application will also contain short questions regarding the organization’s financials, operations, and other program information.

Social Challenge: What is the social challenge your work addresses? In your answer, please include responses to the following:

  • Describe the social challenge in the locations your work serves, including the scale of the problem, root cause of the challenge, populations affected, contextual factors (i.e. cultural, environmental) and the target population.
  • What is the global relevance of this social challenge? How is it experienced in multiple geographies or populations? Please elaborate beyond the scope of your work and include relevant data.

750 word limit

Model: How does your work address this social challenge? In your answer, please include responses to the following:

  • Describe your program or service model. Be sure to include the following elements: intended impact for those you serve; details on program structure, activities, and duration; and key partnerships you employ in the delivery of your model.
  • Why have you chosen this model? What client needs, research, best practices and/or experiences have informed its design? What is key to the model’s success?

750 word limit

Impact Measurement: How do you define and measure the impact of your work? In your answer, please include responses to the following:

  • How do you capture and evaluate data related to your service goals? Please describe your methodology as well as your key metrics for success.
  • What results has your work produced to date? What program insights have come from your evaluation and reporting processes?

750 word limit

Transferability: What can others in the social sector learn from your work? In your answer, please include responses to the following:

  • What differentiates your service model from others in your field? For example,how is its design or implementation novel?
  • What have you learned through your work, and what can you teach others?

750 word limit