Writing a Professional Grant Proposal for Submission to Foundations

Writing a Professional Grant Proposal for Submission to Foundations


One of the first steps in approaching a foundation is to prepare and submit a written full proposal or a Letter of Inquiry which details your project. In many cases, this document is the only contact that you will have with a foundation. The proposal's language, content, and style must meet the highest professional levels. Every year, a given foundation can receive tens or hundreds more proposals than it can fund, and it will reject those lacking any required information, sufficient detail, or other required key elements.


How can our office help prepare these documents? If your organization has several on-going projects, we will first help you determine which has the greatest chance of receiving funding. We will create a summary of your projects, which can serve both foundations and potential donors with a menu of funding opportunities. There are two alternatives as to how your project proposal can be written up:


  • A writer from our office will take material on your organization and project (both written and oral) and prepare a professionally written proposal and/or LOI. This document can then be submitted to foundations. This service requires between 20 – 25 hours of work from our office.
  • If you have a bilingual staff member or volunteer who is a skilled writer familiar with standard word processing applications, we can guide that person on how to write a proposal or LOI. This service requires between 10 – 15 hours of work from our office.

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You can get the training needed to be fundraiser or a professional grant writer

Our course will give you the tools you need to enter the field of fundraising and grant proposal writing. Click here for more details. The course is suitable both for beginners as well as for people in the field that need to expand their knowledge

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We are seeking interns for part-time support work with flexible hours. The interns will have the unique opportunity to receive training in grant writing and fundraising, possibly leading to a full-time position with one of our clients in the future. Please contact Ayelet for details.