Narrative Questions

Before you begin your narrative questions, please review the Focus Area Funding Priorities (Arts, Community Development, Health & Human Services, Youth & Education) and select which NewAlliance Foundation funding priority your application will address. Be sure to click on the link for each area and read the details of our funding interest to be certain your application will address our priorities. This detailed description is what you will note when you answer the first question in the narrative section.

Next determine the Type of Grant you are seeking and answer the narrative questions that apply to that type of grant.

Keep in mind, NewAlliance Foundation is interested only in funding proposals that directly address needs in the Communities We Serve.

Please repeat the question at the start of your answer.

For General Operating Requests:

1. Under the Focus Area Funding Priority section of our website, determine your focus area, click on your choice, then re-state which of the two bullets your organization will address in your application.

2. Explain how the efforts of your organization succeed in addressing the above noted need.

3. Describe the target population you intend to engage and/or affect with the funds of this request. Note the number of people you will serve in the NewAlliance Foundation service area.

4. State clearly what you will accomplish with awarded funds and how your target population and/or community will benefit as a result of your work. Please be specific.

5. Describe how you will confirm that you have achieved your stated intention to impact your target population. What methods and tools do you plan to use to capture this data to evaluate your success?

You may answer the following question on a third page after your two page narrative is complete. Please put the name of your organization at the top and title this page “Bonus Question”. Responses greater than 200 words will not be considered.

Bonus Question (optional): Please tell us in 200 words or less what your organization would do with an additional $10,000 grant that you are currently unable to do because you lack the necessary funds. Describe a creative dream or a risk you’d like to take that would progress your work to the next level. You may also describe something innovative to further your mission or increase your impact.

For Program or Project Requests:

1. Under the Focus Area Funding Priority section of our website, determine your focus area, click on your choice, then re-state which of the two bullets your organization will address in your application.

2. Explain how the program or project for which you seek support will help you succeed in addressing the above noted need.

3. Describe the target population you intend to engage and/or affect with the funds of this request. Note the number of people you will serve in the NewAlliance Foundation service area.

4. State clearly what you will accomplish with awarded funds and how your target population and/or community will benefit as a result of your program or project. Please be specific.

5. State how you will confirm that you have achieved your stated intention to impact your target population. What methods and tools do you plan to use to capture this data to evaluate your success?

You may answer the following question on a third page after your two page narrative is complete. Please put the name of your organization at the top and title this page “Bonus Question”. Responses greater than three sentences will not be considered.

Bonus Question (optional): Please tell us in 200 words or less what your organization would do with an additional $10,000 grant that you are currently unable to do because you lack the necessary funds. Describe a creative dream or a risk you’d like to take that would progress your work to the next level. You may also describe something innovative to further your mission or increase your impact.

For Sponsorship Requests:

1. Under the Focus Area Funding Priority section of our website, determine your focus area, click on your choice, then re-state which of the two bullets your organization addresses in your work.

2. Explain how allocated funds raised from the event for which you seek support will help your organization succeed in addressing the above noted need.

3. Describe the target population you intend to engage and/or affect with the proceeds of your fund raising event and how the money raised will affect your ability to serve that population. Note the number of people you will serve in the NewAlliance Foundation service area.

4. Describe the fund raising event for which you seek a sponsorship grant. Note if you have held this event in the past, and if so, why was it successful enough to repeat again. Note changes or improvements you plan to institute to achieve your goals. If this is the first time you are organizing this event, note why you feel it will be successful, state your goals, and explain how you plan to achieve these goals.

5. What methods and tools do you plan to use to capture data to evaluate the success of your fund raising event?

You may answer the following question on a third page after your two page narrative is complete. Please put the name of your organization at the top and title this page “Bonus Question”. Responses greater than three sentences will not be considered.

Bonus Question (optional): Please tell us in 200 words or less what your organization would do with an additional $10,000 grant that you are currently unable to do because you lack the necessary funds. Describe a creative dream or a risk you’d like to take that would progress your work to the next level. You may also describe something innovative to further your mission or increase your impact.

For Capital Requests:

1. Under the Focus Area Funding Priority section of our website, determine your focus area, click on your choice, then re-state which of the two bullets your organization addresses in your work.

2. Explain how the efforts of your organization succeed in addressing the above noted need.

3. Describe what led to your decision to launch this capital campaign.

4. Describe the capital project for which you are seeking grant support. Note how the project will support and/or expand your ability to carry out your mission to meet the community need stated in Question #2. State the completion date for this project.

5. List the funds and donors that have been secured to date toward your fund raising goal for this capital project.

6. What, if any, increase in total operating expenses will occur as a result of this capital project? How will you raise and sustain additional operating funds?

You may answer the following question on a third page after your two page narrative is complete. Please put the name of your organization at the top and title this page “Bonus Question”. You may also describe something innovative to further your mission or increase your impact.

Bonus Question (optional): Please tell us in 200 words or less what your organization would do with an additional $10,000 grant that you are currently unable to do because you lack the necessary funds. Describe a creative dream or a risk you’d like to take that would progress your work to the next level. You may also describe something innovative that you’ve never done before to further your mission, but would like to try.