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Assistance in Drafting Proposals

Looking for information about drafting proposals to foundations? Please contact a member of our staff. Additional writing aids are listed below:

  • The Common Grant Application Format is a proposal format. Participating foundations affiliated with Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania will accept this format when nonprofit organizations apply to them for funding. The format should be used as an outline and guide for organizing your grant proposals and is not intended as a stock proposal form. It is intended to be adapted to suit the particular concerns and goals of each grant-maker.
  • A Proposal Writing Short Course is provided by the Foundation Center. This document gives a concise step-by-step model that can provide guidance through all phases of the fundraising process.
  • The Grant Information Center at the University of Wisconsin provides a list of useful links for grant seekers.