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Tips for Writing Grants

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center provides a variety of tools for grant seekers. Visitors new to the site are encouraged to utilize its Quick Tour of services and features available, which include help with proposal writing; tools for locating prospective funders; news and research on the field; and library and training classes. Grant seekers may use the Search option to access Requests for Proposals, which provide the user with links to the Web sites of grant makers who are of interest. In order to be granted additional access to the complete database of grant makers, you have the option of subscribing to the site for a designated fee, which is dependent upon the scope of the services desired.

Virtual Classroom

The Foundation Center's "Virtual Classroom" provides courses and tutorials on proposal writing, budgeting basics and more. The center also offers subscription-based directories of foundations and available grants. Use the AFT brochure, How to Get Foundation Funds to learn more about the "Virtual Classroom" offerings.

Free Management Libraries

This Web site is a great place to start for nonprofits looking to fund a proposal. In addition to helpful information on how to fundraise, this site has excellent tips on how much grant money to request and how to write and format any proposals.

Non-Profit Guides

This Web site is a perfect tool for any non-profit organization looking for tips on how to write their inquiry letter or grant proposal. Non-Profit Guides also gives several examples on how to write a successful grant proposal.