Framework for Consequential Outcomes
What are Consequential Outcomes?
In April of 2012, we at Eisenhower Fellowships (EF) launched a new initiative, "Consequential Outcomes," to encourage alumni to work together on projects that advance Dwight D. Eisenhower's vision of a more just, prosperous and peaceful world. Consequential Outcomes projects can be single-country, cross-border, regional or global endeavors which:
1. Are based on innovative, value-adding ideas that advance peace, justice and prosperity.
2. Promote the public image of EF as a network of leaders who better the world around them.
3. Identify a specific target audience.
4. Have measurable results that make a positive impact in society.
5. Are scalable, so that they can be expanded to affect large populations.
6. Are collaborative, involving a group of Fellows and, potentially, Trustees.
7. Are sustainable without ongoing funding from EF-HQ.
8. Are not restricted to the social services sector.
9. Can, although are not required to, generate revenue while delivering a societal benefit.
10. Expand Fellows' current professional activities or are an extra-professional action.
Why this new initiative?
In our six decades of operation, EF has awarded nearly 2,000 fellowships to outstanding leaders from around the world. EF alumni have long been active together in a variety of meaningful ways. We are now catalyzing further collaboration among our Fellows, as well as others in their personal networks, by offering grant funding to support the creation of Consequential Outcomes that better the world community.
Grant Funding for Consequential Outcomes Projects
We offer grants of up to $25,000 on a competitive basis to Eisenhower Fellows who wish to undertake a project together. In December 2012, we awarded the first Consequential Outcomes grant to a group of Fellows in the Philippines to jumpstart their project to spur private investment in the strife-torn Mindanao province. Click here for more information about this project and others that meet the criteria outlined above.
Click here to access the Request for Proposal.