the Executive Summary
Grantmaking for the Kiisi Trust officially began in early 2018, after the inaugural Advisory Council gave their first grant recommendations to the Board of Trustees in December 2017. Currently, the Kiisi Trust gives out small grants of less than $10,000 in 7 thematic areas (peacebuilding, health, education/ adult literacy, youth skills development/ SME support, women’s programs, agriculture/ environmental rights, and governance/voice/ accountability). Projects are a minimum of six-months and a maximum of 12-months, depending on the project activities and objectives. Grant cycles are administered twice during the fiscal year (April – March), with a grantees’ forum conducted at the end of each grant cycle that officially signals the start of funded projects in that cycle.
In June 2020, the Trust conducted an online survey of all organizations that received grants from the Trust. 85 percent of our grantees responded (30 out of 35 grantees responded) to the request to the survey with a 90 percent completion rate (averaging 19 minutes to complete the survey). This executive summary accompanies the comprehensive survey result, which would also be shared with all grantee-partners and stakeholders of the Trust. The full report also contains more information about the survey analysis and methodology.