How to Apply for a Grant

1.

Download and complete the Proposal Request Summary.

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2.

Write a 1-2 page proposal addressing the following items:

Description of Specific Request

Please describe the services for which you are seeking support. If project support is requested, tailor your responses to that particular project; if operating support is requested, tailor your responses to address the organization. Please focus on the following components:

A

Describe the need your organization is addressing.

B

State the connection between your organization and/or project work and the mission of the specific foundation toward which you are applying.

C

Provide information about the constituents who benefit from your organization’s work (age, gender, race/ethnicity, income levels, geographic representation, any disabilities, language(s) spoken, or other criteria relevant to the work)

D

State the goals and expected outcomes of this work, and include a timeline for meeting these goals and outcomes.

E

Describe the program design, giving detailed information about how program activities will occur.

F

Describe the challenges to the success of the proposed activities and how these factors could be overcome.

G

Describe how the amount requested was determined, how it will be applied, and sources of future funding.