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Grant Writing Resources: Grant Writing 101

Resources on proposal writing and funding.

Mission Statements

The purpose of the Mission Statement is to provide sufficent information about your project that will capture the grantor's attention and place your application in line for serious consideration.  The mission statement should contain the purpose of your organization, the organization's goals and objectives and the purpose for which you are seeking funding.

Mission Statement Guidelines


General Resources

A Proposal Writing Short Course

The Foundation Center publishes this site, which give tips and strategies for grantwriting.

This common grant application form is accepted by a number of foundations. It can also be useful in organizing the information needed in a project proposal. (pdf)


    Federal Web Sites

    • Developing And Writing Grant Proposals  
      A must-read for those applying for federal grants. By the staff of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.
    • Applicant Resources  
      Includes Developing a Grant Proposal from the CFDA (above) plus terminology proposal writing links, links to application packages, grantmaking agencies, types of grants, and more.

    Non-Governmental Funding

    This site focues on providing free resouces for the novice as well as the experienced grant writier.

    Grant Writing Tools for Non-profit Organizations

    A free Web-based grant-writing number of tools for non-profit organizations, charitable, educational, public organizations, and other community-minded groups.  The guide is designed to assist established US-based non-profits through the grant-writing process.

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