Community Ideas Factory – Creating Vital Solutions (2016)

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In 2016, the Oakville Community Foundation approached the Sheridan research team for assistance in improving the efficiency and effectiveness in their grant application and disbursement process. The Foundation and Sheridan agreed that a collaborative approach by service users (clients) and service providers (agencies) to create funding proposals was preferable. This collaborative approach differed from the more traditional practice of service providers developing their own proposals in response to RFPs from The Foundation, separately and without knowledge of what other agencies were doing.