Many nonprofit organizations depend heavily on grant funding from federal, state and local government as well as corporate and community grant makers. Grant writing refers to the practice of completing an application process that is outlined by a funder. It is important to never depend solely on grants to support your organization! Rather, grants should be part of an overall diversified fundraising plan. Grants are useful for funding new projects or initiatives but it's a challenge to find grants that fund ongoing work or administrative costs. The resources provided here will give you a basic understanding of how to create a successful grant proposal.
When creating a grant proposal, it is vital that you follow the instruction guidelines very carefully. Be sure to answer all questions that are asked in the Request for Proposals (RFP). If a grant reviewer can’t find the information requested in the RFP, then you could lose points and subsequently risk not getting funded.