The resources on this page provide information on how to write successful grant applications and other aspects of the grant writing process.
10 Tips for Successful Grant Writing
Presents tips for grant writers on what goes into a successful grant proposal and how to draft a grant proposal that has the best odds of being funded. A free account is required to access this resource.
Acquiring Public Funding
University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development, Community Tool Box (2020)
Discusses how to obtain funding through grants and reviews the advantages and disadvantages of public funding. It also reviews how to find funding, how to apply for funding, and what to do after you receive grant money.
Offers online information about foundation funding and provides a foundation directory of more than 150,000 funders and more than 16 million grants.
Children's Bureau Discretionary Grant Management Tools
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Children's Bureau
Provides information on Federal resources and guidance on grant management for Children's Bureau grantees.
Fundraising Method: Grants -- Government (Public Grants)
Free Management Library
Presents guides to help nonprofit leaders and staff learn about public grants.
Grants and Related Resources: Grants for Nonprofits
Michigan State University Libraries
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 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.
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.