Grant Application Tools
Resources provide information on how to write successful grant applications and other aspects of the grant writing process.
The Grantsmanship Center
Provides training and low-cost publications to nonprofit organizations and government agencies seeking information on planning programs, locating funding sources, and writing grant proposals.
Grants.gov is the single access point for organizations to find and apply online for more than 900 competitive grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.
Acquiring Public Grants (PDF - 571 KB)
Dare Mighty Things, Inc.
Spells out the key concepts of effective Federal grant research and proposal writing practices including assessing readiness to apply for funding and planning, and writing a proposal. Sample grant writing materials are included.
Beyond the Award Letter: Fund Management for Leaders of Small Youth-Serving Organizations (PDF - 577 KB)
Gager & Marchand (2009)
Supports and enhances the systems small youth-serving nonprofit organizations use to manage grants and contracts.
Developing and Writing Grant Proposals
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Breaks down initial proposal development to reveal the basic components of a proposal, including information on a problem statement, project objectives, evaluation, long-term project planning, and budgeting.
Funding for Impact: How to Design for Strategic Grantmaking Programs (PDF - 1,126 KB)
TCC Group (2005)
Provides a six-step process for grant program development.
Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families
Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families (2011)
Serves as a point of contact for grantmakers seeking collegial and collaborative relationships with other funders who are concerned with topics relating to children, youth, and families.
Grants for Nonprofits: Children and Youth
Michigan State University Libraries (2011)
Provides a list of 124 webpages and highlights Federal programs, State organizations, nonprofits, and national companies that have grant programs for targeting assistance to children and youth. The website also includes a list of Michigan foundations that have indicated interest in funding projects for children and youth, along with a list of relevant reference books.
National Grants Partnership
Engages government and nongovernment individuals in projects to streamline the grants process, fund grants more efficiently, and communicate new developments in applying, accounting, and reporting for grants.
National Grants Management Association
Connects professionals in the grants field to improve and unify the grants delivery process. The NGMA produces a monthly training series, a grants management journal, a directory of members, and more.
Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting
Free Management Library
Presents guides to help nonprofit leaders and managers write proposals as well as plan and implement fundraising efforts.
Offers grant-writing tips for nonprofit organizations and a number of sample documents, including cover letters, budgets, public and private proposals, and requests for proposals.