Grantee Perception Report

Our grantees are vital partners in our efforts to help low-income and first-generation students realize a college education. The Foundation’s success depends on these grantee partnerships, and we are committed to soliciting their feedback in our efforts to improve the way we work.

As part of this effort, the Foundation engaged the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) in 2011 to survey our grantees and produce our first Grantee Perception Report™ (GPR).  The report provides critical feedback on a variety of important issues including grantee satisfaction, the impact of Foundation requirements, our impact in the field, and the value of the assistance we offer beyond our grant support.  The GPR also gives us a valuable benchmark alongside some of our peers in philanthropy.

The 2011 GPR gave us a great deal to be proud of, including positive marks for our relationships with grantees, the helpfulness of our processes, and our impact on the field.  It also provided us with thoughtful insights that will help us increase the non-monetary assistance we offer and reduce the operational burdens associated with our scholarship grants.  

To read the College Futures Foundation’s 2011 Grantee Perception Report, click here.

We are grateful to all of our grantees who participated in this important process.  Their experiences and perceptions will help inform and shape our work.  If you have any questions or comments about the survey, the GPR or our Foundation’s efforts to learn from it, please email us at