Grantee Perception Report

Learn from the candid perspectives of your grantees and listen for lasting change in 2023. Sign up now to reserve your space and receive a limited-time discount.

Grantee and Applicant Perception Report


Partner with CEP to bring the candid perspectives of your grantees to the table. 

Through an easy-to-implement, confidential online survey, the GPR allows funders to learn from actionable insights based on truly candid and reliable grantee feedback. 

The GPR is the only grantee survey that puts your results in a comparative context with your peers. That’s the CEP difference.

Survey themes include:

  • Impact on grantees’ fields, communities, and organizations
  • Understanding of intended beneficiaries and challenges
  • Interactions and communications with grantees
  • Application, reporting, and evaluation processes
  • Assistance beyond the grant
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Learn from Declined Applicants

For funders with open or competitive application processes, using the GPR in tandem with CEP’s Applicant Perception Report (APR) allows you to gain a comprehensive understanding of grantees’ and declined applicants’ experiences with your interactions and processes.

Building Trust Through Grantee Feedback:
The Story of Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies


The Barr Foundation discusses the lessons they learned from their grantee survey and focus groups, and how they’re responding.

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation communicates their GPR findings back to grantees.

San Francisco Foundation shares how they’re using grantee, applicant, and donor feedback to strengthen their effectiveness.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation sets standards for the grantee experience using feedback from the GPR.

GPRs Around the World

Use the map to see where more than 300 funders of all types and sizes have used the GPR to gain insight into their effectiveness.

The CEP Difference

What makes CEP’s assessments so uniquely insightful?

  • Candid and Confidential Feedback: Gather vital feedback from key stakeholders through a trusted third party.
  • Rigorous Methodology: Learn about the practices most connected to effectiveness through our extensively tested and research-informed survey instrument.
  • Relevant Benchmarking: Use your results in a comparative context among data collected from more than 300 funders of every type and size and a peer group of your choosing.
  • Interactive Results and Analysis: Take a deep dive into your results with our interactive online reporting system.
  • Expert support: Let CEP’s team of experts guide you through the process, from survey design and implementation to helping you act on your results.
  • Driven by Evidence: Discover actionable insights in data amassed over a decade from hundreds of funders.

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