Starting in 2019, we began asking how the work that is being done through your Foundation’s grants to community agencies, is impacting or supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This is not a big new direction for us, and we are not asking grant seekers to realign their programs. We simply wanted to be able to report our community’s efforts in relation to these global sustainable development goals. To make this happen, starting in 2019 we asked all grant applicants for Kids to Camp and Community grants to identify in their grant applications whether their project or program already supported one or more of the SDGs. Grant decisions are not affected by the information reported. We fully expect to find that all the funded programs are a good fit with the SDGs. We just needed help identifying which SDGs are the right ones for each program.
Our goal is that by the end of each year we will have the data to illustrate how the Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation, along with our community partners, have had an impact, and helped to move the needle, on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.