Here’s a resource-filled website that may help your church, charity and/or lay-ministry garner some much needed funds: non-profit guides. This site hosts free Web-based grant-writing tools for non-profit organizations, charitable, educational, public organizations, and other community-minded groups.
As the site says:
If you are an individual or start-up organization, try our links to related Web sites to find additional grant & fundraising resources …
… Successful grant-writing involves solid advance planning and preparation. It takes time to coordinate your planning and research, organize, write and package your proposal, submit your proposal to the funder, and follow-up.
… You might also visit your local library, contact a nearby college or university, and/or research federal, state and local government resources.
It is with that in mind that the site provides guides are designed to assist established US-based non-profits through the process of grant-writing, by offering:
- sample inquiry letter
- sample cover letter
- sample cover sheet
- sample budget
- sample proposals
- sample foundation rfp
- sample foundation grant application
- sample government grant application
Sounds like a worthwhile resource to me – and just in time for a rainy weekend. Well at least for me as Hurricane Hanna pays a visit.
Your mileage may vary.