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The Eastern Area of The Links Incorporated Grantwriting 101 Fall 2012 Kimberly Newman-McCown Eastern Area Health and Human Services, Chair “Leveraging the Legacy of Friendship and Service”
Agenda Welcome/Roll Call Housekeeping Note: (*4 to Mute your phone) Meet the EA HHS Team Presentation Next Steps Q & A Survey/Evaluation
Health and Human Services Team Kimberly Newman-McCown, Chair Clarice Taylor Oral Health Lynelle Granady WFHL Kellee Ewing Susan G. Komen Helen Caulton- Harris HeartLinks Maia Jackson CHO
Types of Funding Sources Foundations Corporations State/Federal Individual
Foundations Foundation are traditionally founded by individuals to provide an ongoing source of gifts to organizations that uphold the founder’s interests and concerns. Foundations can be large or small They may limit their focus to geographic areas, religious interests or causes. Foundation gifts can range in size.
Corporations Foundation and Marketing Grants Foundation Merck, Pfizer, Colgate- Palmolive etc. have separate non-profit foundations. Corporate foundations, like traditional foundations have their own guidelines and special interests. Marketing If your project/organization can offer a company excellent opportunities for publicity, you may want to request money from the marketing or PR department.
State/Federal The Federal government offers grants through such agencies as National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities and Arts, Department of Education. Each State runs its own Council on the Arts, Humanities etc. These grants tend to be highly competitive.
Individual Individuals may be inclined to help support causes that interest them. Capital campaigns, especially rely upon wealthy individuals to give toward construction of new buildings. Universities and membership organizations are likely to seek funding from individuals.
What is a Grant Proposal? A grant proposal is a document which requests a gift of money from a corporation, foundation, funding agency or individual. A grant may be long or short, complex or simple.
Guidelines for Grant Writing Introduction/Ask History or Background Need for Project Project Description and Timeline Personnel and their qualifications Evaluation Plan (if relevant) Conclusion
Elements of a Grant Proposal Who are you? What do you want? Why do you want it? What is your history? Why is your project important? What are the details of your project? Who will do the work? What are their Qualifications?
Grant Formats Margins Fonts and point sizes Layout: Headers Layout: Bullets Pictures Appendices Resumes/Biographical sketches Letters of Recommendations Budget Human subjects protection.
Grant or Fundraising Documents Annual Appeals Case Brochures Newsletters Direct mail appeals Cultivation Letters Annual Reports
Thinking Like a Grant Writer Read and follow directions to the letter. Think Logically. Get Specific Be brief Get an outside reader to look over your grant. High Impact (how many people will be helped?) Is it innovative (how is your approach different or unique?) Who are your stakeholders?
Speaking Like a Grant writer Always write in the third person (keep away from “we”, “us” and “I”.) Try to keep sentences brief and direct (avoid the passive voice.) Use the most exciting, positive language you can find. Be specific!!!!! Check your spelling and grammar. Do your research. Check and recheck the funder’s guidelines!
Check and recheck the funder’s guidelines!!!! Answered all their questions fully and in the format they asked for Included all forms and appendices they require. Have all the signatures they require. Have a cover letter signed by the head of your organization.
Funder’s Guidelines cont’d Are enclosing the proper number of copies. Are sending this grant to the right address Are meeting the funder’s deadline!!!
Winning a Grant Know the organization you’re approaching. Tailor your proposal to the foundation. Show the impact of your project. History of the foundation (Taft, grant index, Program officer from the foundation.) Look for specifics and focus on their interests. Improvements, behavior modification, statistical data (concrete information)
What’s Next???? Grantwriting 102 (Fall 2013) Grant Review for HeartLinks/Childhood Obesity submissions. Program Award Review
Thank You Eastern Area Health and Human Services Facet Team. Eastern Area Program Team