Feedback – Applicant and Grantee Experience

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We encourage applicants and grantees to communicate with us to provide feedback on all parts of our processes. These include the website, information sessions, application preparation and completion, applicant site visits, notification calls, convening, reporting, and grant closeout through the grant outcome review meeting. We are committed to an environment of open and honest communication. 

Regular surveys, like the Grantee Perception Report™ and Applicant Perception Report™ administered by the Center for Effective Philanthropy, are one way we seek feedback. We also welcome feedback directly, through either emails to individual staff members (you can find them on the Meet Our Team page) or by emailing

We are also working to add a confidential method for those who prefer to offer feedback anonymously.

Your feedback will be reviewed by the Foundation. When appropriate, you will receive a response from our staff acknowledging and addressing the feedback provided.

Grantee and Applicant Perception Report

Every few years the Longwood Foundation works with the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) to administer a confidential survey to collect confidential feedback on our grant making. They work with hundreds of foundations and thousands of their grantees and applicants, making them uniquely capable of interpreting both qualitative and quantitative responses from non profits in our region. The most recent survey was administered in early 2019, and represents those organizations who applied for funding in 2017 and 2018. 

Thank you to the 138 grantee and 20 applicant organizations who responded. We genuinely appreciate you taking time to provide us with feedback so that we can improve how we collectively further the quality of life and future of our region. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about the survey.

Download the 2019 Grantee and Applicant Perception Report.

Read a letter from Thère du Pont, President of the Longwood Foundation reflecting on our 2019 GPR and APR results.