Definition of Stewardship Report

A Stewardship Report (including a general financial report, a brief summary of how the funding was used, and/or the impact of the gift) states how funds were used. A stewardship report may not be a detailed technical report. However, if publications result, copies of such publications may be shared with the donor. In addition, confirmation of proper utilization of funds is allowed. For example, if a company provided funds to help students build a solar-powered vehicle for a national student competition, the Principal Investigator (PI) could provide the donor with a report back informing how the students did in the competition, but not be required to provide detailed technical information including raw data.