Grantee Perception Report (GPR)


Actionable. Comparative. Widely Used.

The Grantee Perception Report® (GPR) provides funders with comparative, actionable feedback based on responses to a customizable online grantee survey. Through a mix of quantitative and qualitative data, the GPR answers critical questions every funder’s board and staff face daily.

  • How much impact do grantees believe that you are having in the fields and communities in which you work? How can you have more?
  • How do grantees experience their relationships with you and what suggestions do they have for improvement? 
  • What do grantees find most helpful and frustrating about your application and reporting processes? 
  • Are you communicating foundation goals and strategies effectively?

The GPR is the most widely used grantee survey, and it’s based on extensive research and analysis. Nearly three hundred funders have commissioned the GPR, and 50,000 grantees have provided their honest perspectives. It is the only grantee survey that provides comparative data.


Ian Potter Foundation



The Ontario Trillium Foundation*

Vancouver Foundation



Sir Dorabji Tata Trust



The One Foundation*



The Trump Foundation LTD (CC)

Yad Hanadiv*



Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa



Adessium Foundation

Mama Cash Foundation



Human Dignity Foundation

Oak Foundation*


United Kingdom 

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

City Bridge Trust

Comic Relief UK

Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

Essex Community Foundation

Friends Provident Foundation

LankellyChase Foundation*

Northern Rock Foundation

Paul Hamlyn Foundation*

The Pears Foundation

Trust for London


*Denotes a repeat subscriber


Wiregrass Foundation*



Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority*

Mat-Su Health Foundation

Rasmuson Foundation*



Helios Education Foundation

The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust*



Alliance for California Traditional Arts

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Arts Council for Santa Cruz County

Blue Shield of California Foundation*

The Broad Foundation*

California Community Foundation*

The California Endowment*

California HealthCare Foundation

Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation

The Christensen Fund*

College Futures Foundation

Community Foundation Sonoma County

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation*

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation*

The East Bay Community Foundation

Energy Foundation

Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund*

First 5 Alameda County Every Child Counts

First Fruit, Inc.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation*

Humanity United

The James Irvine Foundation*

The Jim Joseph Foundation*

Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Latino Community Foundation

The Leichtag Family Foundation*

Levi Strauss Foundation*

Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health

Marin Community Foundation

Omidyar Network Fund, Inc.*

Resources Legacy Fund

Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund

Rogers Family Foundation

S.H. Cowell Foundation*

Santa Barbara Foundation

Sea Change Foundation*

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Silicon Valley Creates

Skoll Foundation

Sobrato Family Foundation

Southern California Edison

Stuart Foundation*

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Walter and Elise Haas Fund*

Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation

Weingart Foundation

The Whitman Institute

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation*




Caring for Colorado Foundation

The Colorado Health Foundation*

The Colorado Trust*

Gill Foundation*

Rose Community Foundation and Affiliates



Connecticut Health Foundation*

The Educational Foundation of America

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund



Kendada Fund

Longwood Foundation, Inc.*

Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, Inc.


District of Columbia

Case Foundation

Democracy Alliance

Democracy Fund

Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

Inter-American Foundation*

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

Public Welfare Foundation



The Children’s Trust

Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Jessie Ball DuPont Fund

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation*

Quantum Foundation*

Winter Park Health Foundation



The Goizueta Foundation

John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation Inc.

The Zeist Foundation, Inc.*



Harold K. L. Castle Foundation*



The Brinson Foundation

The Chicago Community Trust

Community Memorial Foundation

Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation*

Grand Victoria Foundation

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation*

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

Michael Reese Health Trust

Polk Bros. Foundation

Woods Fund of Chicago



Central Indiana Community Foundation

The Clowes Fund*

Dekko Foundation, Inc.

Lumina Foundation for Education*

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust*

Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Inc.*



Iowa West Foundation



Kansas Health Foundation*



James Graham Brown Foundation



Maine Community Foundation

Maine Health Access Foundation*



The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.

Rowe Price Foundation



Barr Foundation*

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation*

The Boston Foundation*

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

The Hyams Foundation*

MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation*

Nellie Mae Education Foundation*

New Profit, Inc.*

Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education

Tufts Health Plan Foundation

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

Wellington Management Charitable Fund



Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Fremont Area Community Foundation

Grand Rapids Community Foundation*

Kalamazoo Community Foundation*

The Kresge Foundation*

Ruth Mott Foundation

The Skillman Foundation*

W.K. Kellogg Foundation*



The Blandin Foundation*

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation*

Bush Foundation*

General Mills Foundation

Greater Twin Cities United Way

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation*

The McKnight Foundation*

The Minneapolis Foundation*

Northwest Area Foundation*



Deaconess Foundation

Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

Missouri Foundation for Health*

St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund



Peter Kiewit Foundation


New Hampshire

Endowment for Health*

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation*


New Jersey

F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.

The Fund for New Jersey

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Inc.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Kessler Foundation*

PSEG Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation*


New Mexico

McCune Charitable Foundation

PNM Resources Foundation

Santa Fe Community Foundation


New York

Arcus Foundation*

The Atlantic Philanthropies*

The AVI CHAI Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of New York*

Central New York Community Foundation

Citi Foundation

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation*

Dyson Foundation

Einhorn Family Charitable Trust

Empower – the Emerging Markets Foundation

The F.B. Heron Foundation

Ford Foundation*

Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation

The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation*

Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation*

The John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc.*

The John R. Oshei Foundation*

Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation

Ms. Foundation for Women

The Nathan Cummings Foundation*

The New York Community Trust*

New York State Health Foundation*

The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation

Robin Hood Foundation

Rochester Area Community Foundation

Rockefeller Brothers Fund*

The Rockefeller Foundation*

Surdna Foundation*

The Teagle Foundation, Inc.

The Wallace Foundation*


North Carolina

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

The Duke Endowment*

John Rex Foundation

Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation*

Smith Reynolds Foundation*



The Cleveland Foundation*

The Columbus Foundation

The GAR Foundation

The George Gund Foundation*

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation*

HealthPath Foundation of Ohio

Interact for Health*

The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation

The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation*

The Nord Family Foundation

The Raymond John Wean Foundation

Saint Luke’s Foundation*

SC Ministry Foundation*



Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation*



The Ford Family Foundation

Northwest Health Foundation*



Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

The Erie Community Foundation

The Grable Foundation

The Heinz Endowments*

The Philadelphia Foundation*

The Pittsburgh Foundation*

Wells Fargo Regional Foundation

William Penn Foundation*


Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Foundation*


South Carolina

The Physicians Foundation



The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc.*

Baptist Healing Trust

Benwood Foundation, Inc.



The Brown Foundation, Inc.

Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc.

Houston Endowment*

Kronkosky Charitable Foundation*

Paso del Norte Health Foundation

St. David’s Foundation

Susan G. Komen for the Cure*



Vermont Community Foundation



The Cameron Foundation

Danville Regional Foundation*

Hampton Roads Community Foundation*

The Harvest Foundation

Williamsburg Health Foundation*



444S Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation*

The Brainerd Foundation

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Marguerite Casey Foundation*

Medina Foundation*

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation*

The Russell Family Foundation

Wilburforce Foundation*



Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corportation

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation


*Denotes a repeat subscriber

Customized to Fit Your Work and Budget

The GPR is modern, intuitive, and customizable. Using the latest online survey methodology, CEP can do more than ever to gather and analyze results by categories of grantees you find most meaningful. In your interactive online report you can choose the comparative data you display for each question and view different subsets of your results.

You can review past reports from more than 30 funders who have made their GPR results public as an act of transparency.

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
Barr Foundation
Beldon Fund
Blue Shield of California Foundation
The Cleveland Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Democracy Fund
The Duke Endowment
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Ford Foundation
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
The George Gund Foundation
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City
The Heinz Endowments
Inter-American Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
The John A. Hartford Foundation
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
Lumina Foundation for Education
The McKnight Foundation
Metrowest Community Healthcare Foundation
Missouri Foundation for Health
Oak Foundation
Paul Hamlyn Foundation (UK) – Grantee and Declined Applicant Perception Report
The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation
Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation
The Rhode Island Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund- Grantee and Declined Applicant Perception Reports
Rogers Family Foundation
Stuart Foundation
The Surdna Foundation
The Trump Foundation
Trust for London
The Walter and Elise Haas Fund
Weingart Foundation
Wilburforce Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

For other GPR excerpts and results, please visit:

California HealthCare Foundation
Endowment for Health
Friends Provident Foundation
Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation
Humanity United
The John R. Oishei Foundation
Northwest Health Foundation
Rasmuson Foundation
S.H. Cowell Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The Whitman Institute
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

To learn more about our online reports, schedule a demo, or see how we can create a GPR that meets your needs and your budget, contact us (info on the left of this page).

Insights gained through the GPR can be complemented by the Applicant Perception Report (APR), a separate, shorter survey that gathers and analyzes confidential, comparative feedback from a funder’s declined applicants. Many foundations use these tools together to identify what’s working – and what could be improved – in areas ranging from operational processes to communications to focus areas.

Some Questions the APR Can Help You Answer

  • Are your goals clearer to declined applicants after they go through your application process?
  • Are you providing feedback to nonprofits when they request it?
  • If you provide feedback, do applicants find it helpful?

To learn more about our online reports, schedule a demo, or see how we can create Grantee and Applicant Perception Reports that meet your needs and your budget, contact us (info on left of this page).