Category: Writing Grant Proposals

  • Adopting Grantmaking Practices
    • The article describes the process for the foundations and the interested organizations in the grantmaking. It discusses request for proposals, foundation-initated proposals, challenge endowment grants, and grant to individuals. The examples used are organizations from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and India.
  • Building Rural Livelihood
    • This workbook is designed to help community foundations, private, corporate and family ones, to form a more effective community economic development efforts for people in rural communities. The topics covered are motivation, where will you work, who are you working for, partnership, timeline of projects, resources, and why do the projects matter.
  • Country Information for Grant Procedures
    • Each country has its own set of laws, policies and tax codes that affect what types of non-governmental organizations can be formed; what kinds of donations and funding they are able to receive; and the legal (and taxation) implications of receiving these donations. The United States International Grantmaking project of the Council of Foundations summarizes the relevant laws in more than 30 countries around the world, including India, Mexico, Uganda, Peru, and others.
  • Fundraising Manual: Writing a Project Proposal or How to Get the Funding You Want for Your Project
    • This manual guides individuals on how to receive funding for their disabled people's organization or personal cause in South Arfica.
  • GlobalGiving: How to Post a Project
    • Global Giving provides a website that includes short descriptions on how to write the project title, URL, project summary, requested funding amount, donation options, "what is the issue, problem, or challenge," "how will this project solve the problem," potential long-term impact, project message, keywords, addtional documents, primary photo and photo gallery, and web resources.
  • Grant Writing Manual
    • Key steps to successful grant proposals
  • Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal
    • This site explains how to write a funding proposal with writing hints and examples. The writing hints include defintions and key points. This guide covers all aspects from planning a project to budget planning.
  • Guidelines for Unsolicited Proposals and Reporting
    • This document is related to the U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance(USAID/OFDA) Guidelines for Unsolicited Proposals and Reporting. Designed to Provide information relevant to the proposal review and award process; to outline the vital components of an unsolicited proposal to USAID/OFDA; and to Supply administrative and financial forms that must be included with each proposal
  • Guidelines to Grant Writing
    • Preparation is vital to the grant-writing process. Solid planning and research will simplify the writing stage. A well-written proposal follows the basic steps in this document.
  • How to Write a Concept Note
    • The website describes what a concept note is, it's functions, the note's format, and the contents of the note.
  • How to Write a Proposal
    • The website introduces the purpose of proposals and explains the challenges of proposal writing. The writing process includes the gathering of data on the organization, the actual proposal, the problem statement and project rationale, the project goal, the project objectives, the strategies and activities, the performance indicators, the results, the monitoring and evaluation, and the budget and proposal package.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Guidelines
    • This article briefly explains what a participatory evaluation is and how to conduct one. It is written to be a short guide for people who want to learn the basics of participatory evaluation.
  • Non-profit Guides
    • Grant-writing tools for nonprofit organizations.
  • Project Proposal Writing
    • This manual explains the process of a grant proposal; how to explain who you are, what you plan to do, and what you hope to achieve; how to describe your activities; how to develop a time-line; how to develop a budget and manage your finances; and how to monitor your project. PDF format.
  • Resource Kit No.5: Fund-Raising
    • This resource kit describes several strategies that disabled people's organizations can use to raise funds; explains the importance of researching funders and understanding their funding criteria before sending applications; will help develop budgets and evaluation plans; and gives guidelines in what kind of information to include in funding requests and how to organize and present this information.
  • Sample Grant Proposal: Sustainable Livelihood Development
    • This webpage is a sample grant proposal, and there are samples for each aspect of a proposal.
  • Sample Proposals
    • Includes 2 examples of writing private and public grants.
  • Tips for Successful Grant Writing
    • Checklist for what to include, things to avoid
  • Urgent Action Fund: Rapid-Response Grantmaking
    • Urgent Action Fundís Rapid Response Grants support the resilience of womenís and trans* movements by providing flexible and responsive support to womenís and trans* human rights defenders who face immediate threats and by supporting advocacy when windows of opportunity emerge to set new legal or policy precedents. Urgent Action Fund accepts applications in any language using online, text and mobile funding applications, and responds to all requests within 72 hours, 365 days per year. Activists can receive up to $5,000 USD within a week, or sooner if needed.
  • WANGO: Grant Writing Advice
    • This webpage provides grant writing questions that are answered by Dr. Michael Gershowitz (his advice). The questions range from how to get funds, what should the NGO write, to what's next for the grants.