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Are you new to grantwriting and feeling a little overwhelmed?  These quick tips will help guide your first steps:


  • The most common reason for application rejection is because the request is not a good match for the foundation’s giving priorities.  Be sure to review the foundation’s Form 990 and website (if they have a website - not all do) to help determine if the request would be a good match.

  • Keep your writing original and authentic!  While we have many samples available in our proposal library, they are examples, and it's not recommended to copy them word for word. 

  • Learn how to write a great story.  Effective storytelling can draw the reader in to your proposal and get them to root for you!

  • While your writing must be original, you should still have a “go-to” template and relevant documents on hand, including:
    • IRS letter of exemption
    • Organization budget
    • Budget for the project or program for which funding is being sought
    • Current list of board of directors and a brief summary of their expertise
    • Current list of key essential employees and a summary of their expertise
Some grants are announced with very little notice and have short application windows.  Having these documents at hand can save you a lot of time. 

Try out our available grant database and learn more about streamlining your grant research to get results today!

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:34 AM
Thank you

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