How to Write a Winning Grant Proposal in 11 Steps From Cover Letter to Budget

By Joanne Fritz

Although grant proposals are far from a slam dunk or an answer to a funding emergency, they do have a role to play in supporting most charities. Grants, to be successful, should be part of your overall fundraising plan, have their own calendar, and a dedicated grant writer, either on staff or contracted.

Grants come from a variety of sources such as a foundation, a corporation or a government agency, but most require similar information.

Here are the most common sections of grant proposals, and the information you should include: