The Counselling Foundation of Canada requires grant recipients to submit Grant Progress Reports (for multi-year grants) and Grant Final Reports (for all grants). An email with a link to complete a Grant Report will be sent approximately four weeks in advance of the due date. Reporting on grant accomplishments serves three purposes:
- This allows us to fulfill our due diligence as required by the Canada Revenue Agency as a nonprofit grant-making organization;
- The information collected influences our ongoing work as lessons learned from Grant Reports can help us shape our granting priorities and refine how we look at future requests for support. This information is also used to assess how the Foundation can leverage its resources to contribute to the greatest change in Canadian society;
- We share lessons learned captured in Grant Reports with nonprofit sector stakeholders as a means of enhancing the legacy of the support we provide. Doing so allows others to learn from and use best practices derived from our grant recipients’ work.
Completing grant reports typically takes between two and three hours.
For reference, below are our grant reports. These documents provide insight into the type of information we are interested in learning more about.
Sample Grant Final Report (Multi Year)
A learning conversation might be held between a representative from the Foundation and the grant recipient within a few weeks of receiving a Grant Report. Doing so allows us an opportunity to discuss content in the Grant Report, seek clarification or more information if necessary, and consider next steps. A grant recipient may also request a learning conversation any time to share updates or discuss formal reports.
If you have any questions or would like assistance to develop your grant reporting materials, please contact Ben Liadsky at 416-923-8953 ext. 121 or at ben[at]counselling.net.