Communications Guidelines for Grant Recipients
The generous donors who establish funds at Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) appreciate your acknowledgment of grants to your organization. The following guidelines have been developed to assist in your communication efforts.
Acknowledging Your Grant
- Please use the following language whenever you refer to your grant: “[Your organization] was funded [or funded in part] by a grant from [name of the fund] at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation.” The acknowledgment letter you receive will specify the exact name of the fund.
- Grant acknowledgments should include confirmation that your organization is using the grant money for the specific charitable purpose for which the grant was given.
- If your grant is from a Donor-Advised Fund at YVCF, we encourage you to thank the donor to express your appreciation for the grant. Please send the acknowledgment to YVCF and we will ensure the acknowledgment is forwarded to the donor.
Publicizing your Grant
YVCF publicizes our grants through local media and as stories in our newsletters, website, social media, and/or annual report. We encourage you to tell your organization’s story about receiving a Community Foundation grant in your own communications efforts. We would appreciate receiving copies of your media highlights, photographs, and video links that demonstrate how your grant-funded work benefits our community. Please email stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When describing YVCF, please use the following: The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is the primary source for philanthropic resources and education for both donors and nonprofit organizations in Northwest Colorado. The mission of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation is “Leading transformational change throughout the Yampa Valley by engaging donors in purposeful philanthropy, empowering local nonprofit organizations, inspiring impactful grantmaking, and collaborating to build vibrant communities.”
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