|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: