Grantee Communications Toolkit
In addition to supporting the important mission of Champlin grantees through funding for capital projects or equipment, grantees are encouraged to take advantage of a Champlin Foundation grant to help raise awareness of your important role in the communities you serve.
Organizations that have received grants for the current grant period (2016) are authorized to incorporate the following templated language in any press release, newsletter, website, blog, email, social media post or other communications vehicle describing your Champlin grant. Be sure to customize this language by inserting your organization’s name where appropriate.
Approved Language Describing Champlin Foundation Grant
The Champlin Foundation is pleased to provide grant funding to [fill in name of organization] to help this important institution (or community non-profit) advance its vital mission. Champlin Foundation grants are awarded on a competitive basis and our grant to [Name of organization] is a reflection of our confidence in the organization’s ability to improve the lives of Rhode Islanders in significant ways.
Approved General Description of the Champlin Foundation
Since 1932, The Champlin Foundation has awarded more than $550 million to fund capital projects and equipment for Rhode Island non-profit organizations. These investments have fostered better medical care, improved education, expanded access to social services, conservation of open spaces, preservation of historic buildings, enrichment of the arts, advancement of animal welfare and more. Quietly and steadfastly, The Champlin Foundation helps those who do good do more – to the benefit of all.
Messaging Suitable for Twitter posts by grantees Following December Grant Awards
We are proud to announce Champlin Foundation funding to enable [name of organization] to advance our vital mission!
Organizations that use authorized Champlin Foundation language in any communications are asked to forward a copy of the communications, or a link to an online reference, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harnessing The Champlin Foundation Website to Build Visibility
If your organization is a grantee that would like to share a story on our website about the increased impact your organization has had in your community due in part to Champlin Foundation funding, please click on the Submit Story button for details.
Copy for Submit Story Form
Grantees are invited to submit brief Equipped for Success stories to be published on The Champlin Foundation website that highlight the community impact an organization has been able to achieve with support from Champlin Foundation grants.
- Submissions are limited to 300 words (please provide at least 100 words)
- The Champlin Foundation reserves the right to edit submissions to ensure consistency in our Equipped for Success The Champlin Foundation also reserves the right to include these stories or excerpts of these stories in other relevant sections of the website.
- If submitting a photograph with your story, please be sure your photograph is a high-resolution image and closely relates to your story. Be sure to include a caption for your photo. Photo files can be submitted as JPEG files via email to email@example.com. If you are submitting a photograph that includes people, be sure you have a signed release granting your organization and The Champlin Foundation permission to publish the photograph on the foundation website.
The following tips can help your organization in writing an Equipped for Success story. Please include in your submission:
- A sentence that describes your mission
- A description of what Champlin funding has enabled you to acquire that is the subject of your story. If your organization has received multiple grants that have funded a wide range of projects over an extended period of time, consider writing about a more recent grant(s).
- A description of the increased impact you’ve had in your community as a result of Champlin Foundation funding, i.e., expanded or modernized services and programs; acquisition, restoration or repair of a vital asset or piece of equipment; increased capacity; serving a wider population or additional communities; preservation of an important community or historic asset, etc.
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