Grant Writing Information and Resources

Find excellent resources that aid you in creating persuasive grant proposals.

Elements of a Grant Proposal

While specific requirements depend on the funding source, most grant proposals require these elements.

Director Responsibilities

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!

Finding Funding

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). 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