Elements of a Grant Proposal
While specific requirements depend on the funding source, most grant proposals require these elements.
The project director is responsible for providing current, accurate data about the problem to be addressed, details on how the project will operate and the results to be achieved. View the project director responsibilities.
Proposal Writing Tips
Important points to keep in mind for a brilliantly written proposal.
The Power of Testimonials
Testimonials are all around you. They are in the thank you cards your program receives, the messages on the machine in your office, in emails, conversations, and in speeches at recognition events. If your program isn't in the habit of collecting testimonials, make it a top priority!
SPINPlus is an online database that provides up-to-date information on current national and international government and private funding sources, including fellowships, research grants, publication support, sabbatical support, curriculum development, and more. SPINPlus enables users to receive automated grant alerts that match their user profiles.
Call the Grants Office at ext. 2021 for more information about setting up a personal profile, or use the link above for the login screen.
The Foundation Center database provides information on more than 91,000 grantmakers and more than 1.2 million grants. This database can be access through the YC Library – ask for more information at the reference desk. This is a great resource as only about 7% of private foundations have Web sites (Miner and Associates, 2007).
"Don Griesmann's Grant Opportunities" is updated weekly. Don scours the Internet for new grant opportunities that you might not learn of from any other source in such a timely manner. Includes headlines, brief descriptions, articles, and links to more information.
Grants.gov enables individuals to electronically find federal grant opportunities from all 26 federal grant-making agencies and is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs. Search by key word, category or agency, or sign up for electronic notifications.
The Grantmanship Center. This site provides a quick link to daily Federal Register announcements and an archive of Federal Register Announcements. It also provides information on the top grantmaking foundations and corporate giving programs in Arizona.
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance provides detailed information on all federal grant programs that are established by statute. The database can be searched in a variety of ways, including by keyword.
American Association of Community Colleges maintains a list of funding opportunities for community colleges.
State Funding Agencies