Grant Writing November 2013
Art & Science Art Do you have a compelling story to tell? Science Do you have the tools to help people be part of your story? • Text
Foundation Types • Family Foundations • Ford Family Foundation or Meyer Memorial Trust • Community Foundations • Oregon Community Foundation or Oregon Jewish Community Foundation • Corporate Foundations • Portland General Electric or Intel • Government Grants*
Brainstorm Where do you get leads for new grants?
Sources of Information PMSP Collaboratory Grants (can elect to receive email notifications) engage.intel.com/community/collaboratory GetEdFunding (email alerts based on your parameters) getedfunding.com Grants Alert grantsalert.com STEM Grants(website not updated, but see Collaboratory page for 2013-14 STEM Grants guide) stemgrants.com • Text
Now what? What are the steps you need to follow in order to be successful and organized?
Grant Tracking System • Ask Amount • Award Amount • Term of Grant • Date submitted • Money received • Foundation • Program • Next Deadline • Activity • Funding History • Contact
Building a Budget Project A $20,000 Project C $8,000 Project B $10,000 Project D $12,000 Project total = $50,000
Budget Tips • Excel and formulas • Expense narrative • Other funding sources • Indirect expense allowance • Diversity in expenses • Funding diversity • Text
Letter of Inquiry Brief background Mission statement Organization history Board and staff Constituency & region served Services Support request Activities Need/issues addressed Objectives and anticipated outcomes History of performance. Funding needed Request for this foundation Other sources of support (requested and secured)
Grant Writing • Logic model • Attention-grabbing introduction • Answer the question • Concise connections • Use research • Keep it interesting • 7. Community needs, not organization needs • 8. Passion • 9. Time to brag • 10. So what?
Cover Letter • Title and amount • 2. Thank for prior funding • 3. One page maximum • 4. Impact
Final Tips • Follow directions carefully • No extras • Attachments • Read final and read again • Assemble carefully • Save online grants • Deliver • Keep records • Text
“Shelf” Grant What “pieces” should I have on the shelf, so that when I go to put a grant together, I don’t have to start from scratch?
“Shelf” Grant Components • Organization overview • Community need • Project description • Success stories • Population description • Staff resumes • Similar organizations • Partnership examples • Project and organization sustainability
Final Thoughts • Follow the guidelines • Letters for pre-selected charities • Utilize your contacts • Relationships
For More Information Nonprofit Association of Oregon (trainings) nonprofitoregon.org The Grantsmanship Center tgci.org Guidestar guidestar.org GrantStation grantstation.org • Text
For more information, go to: oregonmentors.org Celeste Janssen Executive Director 503-817-8990 ext 203 firstname.lastname@example.org