Obviously, you are well past the deadline, and it seems you were just about in that situation the day you posted your message. However, at this late date, maybe at best my comments in general may be useful next time.
Trying to look at it through the eyes of the Community Foundation Program Officer, especially as well that she or he is working with donor-advised funds, I would prefer that you ...
... ask only for a renewal in the same amount.
... provide a report about how well you used the funds given in the first year in support of the project in order to win a grant for the second year.
... do not at this time ask for a “modest increase,” to the project to “potentially expand it.” Such factors are much too general. I would want an explicit amount cited to very specific elements of the project’s expansion, and why the expansion is needed. “Potentially” does not communicate a real need.
Perhaps you did ask for an increase in that way, and you got it. If so, good for you. But, from what I know about granting foundation Program Officers, yours would be the exception. It is always much better to clearly state your Case and accompany it with the best cost estimate possible. Otherwise, those stewards of other people’s money are not in position to go out on a limb and recommend funding for what is not well defined.
By they way, what did you do, after all?
Tony Poderis http://www.raise-funds.com
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