Are there any guidelines or restrictions on how we can share the news of our McKnight grant?
Grantees should feel free to share news of grant awards, grant-supported activities, and program impact and outcomes. Sharing information about your supported activities can heighten visibility of important issues, maintain or increase positive momentum, and encourage widespread use of best practices and lessons learned.
For the first public announcement of funding, we generally request that grantees wait until after McKnight has distributed its own official grants announcements, about one month after board approval. We are open to making reasonable exceptions. Grantees wishing to announce earlier for a particular strategic purpose should contact a communications team member at (612) 333-4220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond the above, the Foundation does not restrict how or if grantees announce McKnight funding. Grantees are not required to list us as a funder, although we assume the McKnight Foundation will be listed among other current funders where appropriate. This page has links to our logo, boilerplate statement, and graphic standards manual.
McKnight does not expect to review or approve a grantee’s independent media or marketing materials. Upon grantee request, however, we are available to verify accurate representation of McKnight or the grant in your materials.
For broader, ongoing collaborations or more intensive communications strategies and materials, please contact McKnight Communications directly at email@example.com.