The Character Virtue Development department at the John Templeton Foundation invites proposals from organizations that seek to strengthen their understanding and practice of character development through communities of practice.
- Character Virtue Development
- Individual Freedom and Free market
- Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius
- Voluntary Family Planning
There is no “right amount” to request, but their reviewers do consider the “return on investment” as a key decisioning criterion. Generally, they do not plan to invite proposals that request funds less than $50,000 USD or more than $3 million USD.
- Anyone whose organization meets the criteria identified in the Character through Community Request for Proposals is eligible.
- Non-U.S. organizations can also apply
- They welcome proposals from a wide range of organizations. They anticipate a significant majority of the awardees will have a 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or an equivalent international nonprofit status.
External reviewers, as well as John Templeton Foundation’s internal staff, will consider the following criteria when reviewing OFIs:
- Alignment with RFP objectives: Have you clearly stated how the proposed work aligns and furthers the objectives laid out in the RFP call?
- Detailed project plan: Have you provided a detailed project plan?
- Highly qualified and well-positioned project team: Does the project team have the necessary experience and connections? Are you organized as a community of practice? Does your community of practice represent a diversity of perspectives and experiences?
- Anticipated impact: If you are successful, what is the likely significance of the proposed project? How will the world change as a result of your success (i.e., as described in the outcomes)? Please clearly describe your anticipated outcomes and outputs.
- Cost effectiveness: Is the proposed work cost effective?
For more information, visit https://www.templeton.org/internal-competiton-fund/character-through-community