Grant-writing resources

It can be costly to hire a grant-writer, so many groups give the task to an individual or committee with little or no background in this specialized field. To help, we’ve assembled this list of resources, which include tutorials, sample Letters of Intent, model proposals, helpful tips, and insights from grant makers on what makes an application succeed.

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Although some areas are available only to members, other parts of the site include useful information on grant writing. There’s even a section devoted to ethics.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

This “newspaper of the nonprofit world” contains useful information on fundraising and a Guide to Grants.

The Grantsmanship Center

Covers all aspects of researching grants, writing proposals, and negotiating with funding sources.

Grassroots Fundraising Journal

This publication provides practical information on “funding the work of social justice and social change.”

School Grants

This site provides links to funding sources and grant preparation, including grant writing and budget preparation and is an extensive source of funding opportunities for education initiatives.

What Grantmakers Want Applicants to Know

Here are 15 solid recommendations that will help you increase your chances of success in winning competitive grants.

Writing Your Proposal Budget

Resources and information on budgeting, as well as links to sample grant budgets.