The Sewall Foundation considers the following general factors in reviewing applications for funding. These factors are combined with the criteria specific to each grant program.

  • Alignment with Sewall Foundation Values
  • Extent to which work builds social equity and engages community
  • Potential impact and reach including population served, community need and degree of anticipated impact
  • Organizational capacity, including effectiveness of leadership (board and staff), ability to achieve objectives, and organizational financial health
  • Results of past Sewall funding and timely reporting, when applicable
  • Focus of work is Maine