The Institute favors technical assistance requests that:
- Come from an established organization where there is evidence of past success
- Build on existing investments of the Ford Institute
- Provide assistance to a network or cluster of people, organizations, or communities
- Are clearly linked to a broad, compelling community need
Requests may be for up to $5,000. A minimum 20% cash match towards the project is required and demonstrates board/leadership commitment. In kind contributions can be part of the project budget as long as the 20% cash match requirement has been met.
Applications for technical assistance require an attached scope of work that names the qualified consultant and details the work to be completed and anticipated results, as well as a copy of the consultants resume/vita. The Institute does not maintain a list of preferred consultants, however, the names of consultants in the area who have successfully provided similar services in the past are available on request. The Institute reserves the right to ask for evidence of a consultant's qualifications, and to reject a consultant if deemed not qualified.
If you have questions about a Technical Assistance request, please contact the Institute's Program Manager, Yvette Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-957-5574.