Communicating Your Grant
Congratulations on receiving a Legacy Foundation grant! We are proud to support your efforts to positively transform Lake County. Legacy Foundation publicizes grants to media partners and through the Foundation’s print and online publications and social media sites. We encourage you to share the news of your grant. Here are a few tips to help publicize the support your organization received.
Mention Legacy Foundation’s grant support in your organization’s materials, including press releases, annual reports, newsletters, brochures, social media, etc. When doing so, please use the following language: Funding provided (or funded in part) by a grant from Legacy Foundation, Lake County’s community foundation.
Create a link on your website to Legacy Foundation. By including a link to our website (www.legacyfdn.org), you help increase traffic to both our sites. You can also include Legacy’s logo, available for download here, on your website, when appropriate.
Issue a news release to the media. Remember to tell your story through the people you help and the impact you have on your community. Adding photos to your stories and articles will help demonstrate your impact. Often, the media is more interested in hearing directly from a nonprofit organization and the people it benefits. Please feel free to use this Sample Grant Press Release. We welcome copies of publications or media coverage and will share this information when appropriate.
Include Legacy’s name and logo on signs or plaques that recognize donors at your events or in your facility. If you are interested in borrowing a banner for your event, please call us in advance to schedule a time for pick-up and drop-off at 219-736-1880.
Support Legacy Foundation’s marketing efforts through the following: submit stories of success and photos of your organization and/or work. We will publish these stories and photos on the Legacy Foundation blog Stories of Impact that is shared with over 2,000 email subscribers.
Share the news on social media. Find Legacy Foundation on Twitter @legacyfdn and on Facebook at facebook.com/legacyfdn. Tag us in social media posts about your grant-funded program. If you put something on your website or in an e-newsletter, send us the link and we will share it.
Share photography. Legacy Foundation is always looking for quality images that show the impact of programs supported by the Foundation. When submitting photos, send one or two high-resolution images that best show your work. Add a brief description that may be used in our print and electronic newsletters, annual report or donor engagement pieces. With advance notice Legacy Foundation’s President or Vice President can arrange to attend events and visit programs.
Promote when the grant is complete. Celebrate the success of your grant and thank your donors again. Did the grant help you serve more clients or provide new services? Did the grant help you leverage other funds or launch a pilot program? Show donors the grant helped you move the needle toward accomplishing your goals.
Sample Grant Press Release
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