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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
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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