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Grassroots organizations working to change maternity care need funding to advance advocacy efforts. Whether you are going to seek funds from grantmaking organizations or sponsor a fundraising event in your community, these tools are designed to help you maximize your bottom line.

Please refer to the submission guidelines of the Grantmaking Program to which you are applying.

Information and Resources

Fundraiser Ideas

  • Open a boutique in your home or in a mother/baby-friendly location (such as a birth center or lactation support center) and sell donated maternity and baby clothes.
  • Hold a craft fair or garage sale.
  • Host a Karaoke night. Charge $5 for admission and have a competition for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th places. After all performances are completed, winners will be determined through an auction and awarded prizes solicited from local businesses and organizations. Further Karaoke nights can be planned with winners competing. Have snacks donated and if possible, find someone willing to let you use their machine and songs.
  • Sell raffle tickets for a Spa Day or “Pamper Me” baskets.
  • Sponsor a miniature golf tournament.
  • Develop and sell a cookbook through Morris Press.
  • Create custom calendars with inspiring photos of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and healthy parenting with advertising sold to local mom-baby-friendly businesses.
  • Have a blind auction, silent auction, or dinner auction.
  • Sponsor a favorite photo competition. Photos can be baby photos or pregnant mom photos, etc.
  • Specify the maximum size acceptable and have applicants submit a card with a few sentences as a description. Photos are mounted on a display board in your community such as a local baby store or in a sponsoring merchant’s window, during a sidewalk festival, baby show – whatever will draw the most people and particularly families of the participants. Each photo is numbered and a jar is numbered for each photo. Votes are in the form of coins, bills, or checks made payable to your organization. A prize will go the best photo’s owner – solicit your prizes from businesses or organizations and put the winning picture in your local newspaper if it is not cost-prohibitive.
  • Have a Guessing Game. Participants are given the opportunity to guess something and they pay for each guess, how many M&M’s in a jar with seasonal candy at each meeting, or guesses related to events such as birth delivery dates, weight and length of baby, etc.
  • Make corsages for a special event such as Mother's Day. Take orders ahead of time and collect the payment in advance.
  • Sell T-shirts and infant apparel with your Birth Network’s name. See www.cafepress.com
  • Have a potluck dinner with a donation basket.
  • Hold a movie night.

List of the Top U.S. Foundations

List of U.S. Foundations by State

These have been taken from the Grantsmanship Center. For more detailed information and other foundation possibilities, click on “Funding Resources”, then click on “Grant Resources by State” or “Community Foundations”. The following foundations indicate an interest in health and human services and/or women’s issues. They may or may not fund your project but are possibilities that warrant further exploration. If your state is not listed here, refer to the Grantsmanship Center website.

California

  • www.packard.org  David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • www.calendow.org  The California Endowment
  • www.marincf.org  Marin Community Foundation
  • www.tcwf.org  The California Wellness Foundation
  • www.weingartfnd.org  Weingart Foundation
  • www.calfund.org  California Community Foundation
  • www.theahmansonfoundation.org The Ahmanson Foundation
  • www.sff.org  The San Francisco Foundation
  • www.sdfoundation.org  The San Diego Foundation
  • www.stuartfoundation.org  Stewart Foundation
  • www.sonomacf.org  Community Foundation of Sonoma County
  • www.rmpf.org  The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
  • www.tenethealth.com  Tenet Healthcare Foundation
  • www.eastbaycf.org  East Bay Community Foundation

Colorado

  • www.anschutzfamilyfoundation.org  The Anschutz Foundation
  • www.rcfdenver.com  Rose Community Foundation and Affiliates
  • www.denverfoundation.org  The Denver Foundation
  • www.adolphcoors.org The Adolph Coors Foundation
  • www.buellfoundation.org  Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation
  • www.commfound.org  The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County
  • www.kennethkingfoundation.org  The Kenneth Kendal King Foundation
  • www.danielsfund.org  Daniels Fund Foundation

Florida

  • www.publix.com  Publix Super Market Foundation
  • www.avdfdn.org  The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
  • www.theahmansonfoundation.org The Ahmanson Foundation
  • www.lattnerfoundation.org  The Latner Family Foundation
  • www.cfpbmc.org  Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
  • www.gulfcoastcf.org  Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice
  • www.sarasota-foundation.org Community Foundation of Sarasota County
  • www.quantumfoundation.org Quantum Foundation
  • www.cftampabay.org  Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
  • www.scaifefamily.org  Scaife Family Foundation
  • www.selbyfdn.org  Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Foundation
  • www.selbyfdn.org  Harry Sudakoff Foundation
  • www.selbyfdn.org  Jerome and Mildred Paddock Foundation
  • www.knightfdn.org  John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Georgia

  • www.lattnerfoundation.org  The Latner Family Foundation
  • www.atlcf.org  Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  • www.ngcf.org  North Georgia Community Foundation

Illinois

  • www.cct.org  The Chicago Community Trust
  • www.polkbrosfdn.org  Polk Bros Foundation
  • www.fryfoundation.org  The Fry Foundation
  • www.drschollfoundation.com  Dr. Scholl Foundation

Kansas

  • www.lattnerfoundation.org  The Latner Family Foundation
  • www.kansashealth.org  Kansas Health Foundation
  • www.hutchcf.org   The Hutchinson Community Foundation
  • www.wichitacf.org Wichita Community Foundation

Louisiana

  • www.braf.org  Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Maryland

  • www.freddiemacfoundation.org  Freddie Mack Foundation
  • www.aecf.org  The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • http://hjweinbergfoundation.org  The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • www.bcf.org  Baltimore Community Foundation

Massachusetts

  • www.tbf.org  Boston Foundation Inc.
  • www.communityfoundation.org Community Foundation of Western Mass.
  • www.greaterworcester.org  Greater Worcester Community Foundation
  • www.capecodfoundation.org  The Cape Cod Foundation

Michigan

  • www.wkkf.org  TheW.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • www.cfsem.org  Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan
  • www.tfaf.org   Fremont Area Community Foundation
  • www.isgilmorefoundation.org  Irving S. Gilmore Foundation
  • www.mcgregorfund.org  The McGregor Fund
  • www.ghacf.org  Grant Haven Area Community Foundation
  • www.bccfoundation.org  Battle Creek Community Foundation
  • www.cffmc.org  Community Foundation Muskegon County

Minnesota

  • www.mcknight.org  The McKnight Foundation
  • www.bushfoundation.org  Bush Foundation
  • www.minneapolisfoundation.org  The Minneapolis Foundation
  • www.saintpaulfoundation.org  The Saint Paul Foundation, Inc.
  • www.medtronic.com  Medtronic Foundation
  • www.saintpaulfoundation.org  Saint Paul Foundation
  • www.phillipsfnd.org Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation
  • www.frbigelow.org  F.R. Bigelow Foundation
  • www.unitedhealthfoundation.org United Health Foundation
  • www.butlerfamilyfoundation.org Butler Family Foundation
  • www.clcfamilyfoundation.com Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation
  • www.mardag.org  Mardag Foundation

Missouri

  • www.hallfamilyfoundation.org  Hall Family Foundation

Nebraska

  • www.nebcommfound.org  Nebraska Community Foundation
  • www.kearneyfoundation.org  The Kearney Area Community Foundation
  • www.kimmelfoundation.org  The Kimmel Foundation

New Jersey

  • www.rwjf.org  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • www.victoriafoundation.org  The Victoria Foundation
  • www.hfnj.org  The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey

New Mexico

  • www.nmmccune.org  McCune Charitable Foundation
  • www.jfmaddox.org  J.F. Maddox Foundation
  • www.frostfound.org  The Frost Foundation. LTD
  • www.albuquerquefoundation.org  The Albuquerque Community Foundation
  • www.santafecf.org  The Santa Fe Community Foundation
  • www.danielsfund.org  Daniels Fund Foundation
  • www.epcf.org El Paso Community Foundation
  • www.nmcf.org New Mexico Community Foundation

New York

  • www.fordfound.org  Ford Foundation
  • www.rockfound.org  The Rockefeller Foundation
  • www.cmwf.org  Commonwealth Fund
  • www.nycommunitytrust.org  The New York Community Trust
  • www.hearstfdn.org  William Randolph Hearst Foundation
  • www.starrfoundation.org  The Starr Foundation
  • www.nycommunitytrust.org  New York Community Trust
  • www.bms.com  Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
  • www.nathancummings.org  The Nathan Cummings Foundation

North Carolina

  • www.dukeendowment.org  The Duke Endowment
  • www.kbr.org/html/healthcare  Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
  • www.cfgaston.org  Community Foundation of Gaston County
  • www.cfwnc.org  Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
  • www.cfgg.org  Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
  • www.cemala.org  The Cemala Foundation
  • www.cumberlandcf.org  Cumberland Community Foundation
  • http://nccommunityfoundation.org  North Carolina Community Foundation
  • www.blumenthalfoundation.org  The Blumenthal Foundation
  • www.cfhendersoncounty.org  Community Foundation of Henderson County

North Dakota

  • www.ndcf.net  North Dakota Community Foundation
  • www.mdu.com  MDU Resources Group
  • www.areafoundation.org  Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation
  • www.leachfoundation.org  Tom and Frances Leach Foundation

Ohio

  • www.columbusfoundation.org  The Columbus Foundation
  • www.daytonfoundation.org  The Dayton Foundation
  • www.greatercincinnatifdn.org  The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • www.stranahanfoundation.org  The Stranahan Foundation
  • www.starkcommunityfoundation.org  The Stark Community Foundation
  • www.rjweanfoundation.org  The Raymond John Wean Foundation
  • www.akroncommunityfdn.org  The Akron Community Foundation

Pennsylvania

  • www.annenbergfoundation.org  The Annenberg Foundation
  • www.pittsburghfoundation.org  The Pittsburgh Foundation
  • www.connellyfdn.org The Connelly Foundation
  • www.cferie.org  The Erie Community Foundation
  • www.dom.com  Dominion Foundation

Rhode Island

  • www.lattnerfoundation.org  The Latner Family Foundation

Tennessee

  • www.cfmt.org  Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
  • www.cfgc.org  Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga
  • www.hcacaring.org  The HCA Foundation
  • www.assisifoundation.org  The Assisi Foundation of Memphis

Texas

  • www.epcf.org El Paso Community Foundation
  • www.lattnerfoundation.org  The Latner Family Foundation
  • www.houstonendowment.org  Houston Endowment Inc.
  • www.brownfoundation.org  The Brown Foundation Inc.
  • www.cftexas.org  Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc
  • www.moodyf.org  The Moody Foundation
  • www.mfi.org  The Meadows Foundation, Inc
  • www.thegeorgefoundation.org  The George Foundation
  • www.cbcfoundation.org  The Coastal Bend Community Foundation
  • www.cockrell.com  The Cockrell Foundation
  • www.abell-hanger.org  The Abell-Hanger Foundation
  • www.msdf.org  The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
  • www.saafdn.org  San Antonio Area Foundation
  • www.kimberly-clark.com   Kimberly Clark Foundation
  • www.moodyf.org  Moody Foundation
  • www.austincommunityfoundation.org  Austin Community Foundation
  • www.sidrichardson.org  Sid Richardson Foundation
  • www.cullenfdn.org  The Cullen Foundation
  • www.dallasfoundation.org  The Dallas Foundation
  • www.mfi.org  The Meadows Foundation
  • www.brownfoundation.org  The Brown Foundation
  • www.cftexas.org  Communities Foundation of Texas
  • www.houstonendowment.org  Houston Endowment Inc.

Virginia

  • www.freddiemacfoundation.org  Freddie Mack Foundation
  • www.gannettfoundation.org  The Gannett Foundation
  • www.tcfrichmond.org  Community Foundation serving Richmond and Central VA
  • www.norfolkfoundation.org  The Norfolk Foundation
  • www.robins-foundation.org  The Robins Foundation

Washington, D.C.

  • www.cfncr.org  Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
  • www.meyerfoundation.org  Meyer Foundation
  • www.gatesfoundation.org    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • www.cafritzfoundation.org Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
  • www.pgcf.org  Prince George’s Community Foundation
  • www.foundacenter.org  The Foundation Center database
  • www.washingtongrantmakers.org Washington Grantmakers
  • www.jpkf.org  The Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation
  • www.freddiemacfoundation.org  Freddie Mac Foundation
  • www.gannettfoundation.org  The Gannett Foundation

Washington State

  • www.gatesfoundation.org    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • www.casey.org  Casey Family Programs
  • www.caseygrants.org  Marguerite Casey Foundation
  • www.murdock-trust.org  M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust
  • www.seattlefoundation.org   The Seattle Foundation
  • www.tacomafoundation.org The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • www.cfsww.org  Community Foundation for Southwest Washington
  • www.thenorcliffefoundation.com  The Nordcliffe Foundation
  • www.benbcheneyfoundation.org  The Ben B. Cheney Foundation
  • www.foundationnw.org  Foundation Northwest

Wisconsin

  • www.jbpf.org  Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation
  • www.cffoxvalley.org  Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
  • www.madisoncommunityfoundation.org  Madison Community Foundation
  • www.cfswc.org  Community Foundation of South Wood County
  • www.ggbcf.org  Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
  • www.fayemcbeath.org  The Faye McBeath Foundation

Glossary of Terms

When you're new to fundraising, it may seem that there is a whole vocabulary of grant-making that you aren't familiar with. Use this glossary to get your bearings.

Activities: the actions you will take in order to reach your objectives and goals (i.e. hold a baby fair in order to reach your objective of educating local expectant parents about normal birth options)

Authorized Signature: the signature of the person who is legally responsible for your organization

Budget (Project):  a breakdown of revenue and expenses by category (salaries, supplies, equipment, etc.) of the amount of money that is required to complete a project or series of projects.  This may be for one year or multiple years.

Budget (Organizational): a breakdown of revenue and expenses by category for an organization as a whole.  This is typically developed for a fiscal year and incorporates all sources of revenue (project grants, operational funding, individual donations, etc.)

CFDA: the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (federal grants). Go to www.grants.gov for information on applying for federal grants.

Community Foundation: a 501(c)(3) organization that makes grants for charitable purposes in a specific community or region.

Direct Costs: all items that can be categorically identified and charged to the specific project, such as personnel, fringe benefits, consultants, travel, equipment, supplies and materials, etc.

Donee or Grantee: the recipient of a grant

Donor or Grantor: an individual or organization that makes a grant or contribution to a donee.

Executive Summary: also called a cover page – briefly summarizes the project and gives basic “who, what, why, where, how” information.  It is often the only page that will be read so it is crucial to state your case in a very succinct and professional manner.

501(c)(3): the section of the U.S. tax code that defines nonprofit, charitable (as broadly defined), tax-exempt organizations; 501(c)(3) organizations are further defined as public charities, private operating foundations, and private non-operating foundations.

Financial report: a report detailing how grant funds were used by an organization. Most grantmakers require this kind of report from grantees. A financial report generally includes a listing of all expenditures from grant funds

Fundraising: the process of soliciting money or items by requesting donations or applying for grants

Fundraising Plan: an organizational plan over a specific period of time that defines all fundraising activities, events, and grant applications

General operating support grant: a grant made to further the general purpose or work of an organization, rather than for a specific purpose or project (project support); also called an unrestricted grant

Goals: what you intend to accomplish.  A goal is more abstract than an objective in that it does not always have measurable outcomes (i.e. a goal might be “to decrease the rate of unnecessary medical interventions in the birth process”.  An objective would be “to educate medical personnel in your community on the value of normal birth”.  An activity you would use towards accomplishing this objective might be to “set up appointments with 10 doctors and their staff to show them the latest best practices and research that address the importance of normal birth”.  The measurable outcome would be the “statistics that you keep on the number of normal births vs. intervention within those doctor’s offices”.

Grant: an amount of money or objects given to an organization or individual to fill a need that the grantor supports.

Grassroots fundraising: efforts to raise money from individuals or groups from the local community on a broad basis. Grassroots fundraising activities include membership drives, raffles, auctions, benefits, and a range of other activities.

Indirect Costs: overhead costs that your organization would have to pay in order to support a grant project (i.e. utilities, rent, secretarial or coordinator time).  Some funders are very specific about not allowing overhead costs to be built into the grant while other funders realize that these costs are essential to the project and may fund a certain percentage.  Be sure to clarify this issue before building indirect costs into a grant budget.

In-kind contribution: a contribution of equipment, supplies, or other tangible resources, space, or staff time that shows good faith support for the project and is not part of the requested funds.

Matching Funds: a dollar amount that another party agrees to contribute to the project in the same amount as the funder.  Sometimes the dollar value of in-kind contributions may be considered to be matching funds.

Monitoring: the methods you will use to ensure that your project activities are being completed as stated in the grant, in the timeline specified in the grant and within the budget

Narrative: the written portion of your proposal that describes who, what, where, when, why, and how.  Most funders are very specific as to format and content of the narrative.

Needs Statement or Justification: the part of the grant in which you explain why you should be funded and specifically what the need is, using supporting data whenever possible

Objectives:  specific, measurable aims for the project with matching outcomes to measure them

Outcomes: Expected results of the project which can be used to measure its success

PI: an acronym for Principal Investigator – the responsible person and contact generally in federal projects

Project Director or Coordinator: the individual responsible for activities involved in the project, including the evaluation and follow-up

Proposal: a written application, often accompanied by supporting documents, submitted to a funder in requesting a grant. Most foundations and corporations do not use printed application forms but instead require written proposals; others prefer preliminary letters of inquiry prior to a formal proposal. Consult published guidelines.

Letter of Inquiry: a brief letter outlining an organization's activities and its request for funding that is sent to a potential funder in order to determine whether it would be appropriate to submit a full grant proposal. Many funders prefer to be contacted in this way before receiving a full proposal.

Letter of Interest: a very short summarization of your project written to a potential funder that will allow them to determine if they would like to see a full proposal. Similar to a letter of inquiry but more brief.

RFP: an acronym for Request for Proposal. Sometimes referred to as an RFA (Request for Application).  When the government issues a new contract or grant program, it sends out RFPs to agencies that might be qualified to participate. The RFP lists project specifications and application procedures. While a few foundations occasionally use RFPs in specific fields, most prefer to consider proposals that are initiated by applicants.

Tax-exempt: refers to organizations that do not have to pay taxes such as federal or state corporate tax or state sales tax. Individuals who make donations to such organizations may be able to deduct these contributions from their income tax.

How to Write an Executive Summary

The executive summary (or cover sheet) introduces your proposal to the funder.  This is where you state your case and summarize your proposal. It is also your chance to make a great first impression and set your project apart from other applicants.  Be organized, write clearly and concisely (but passionately!) and provide all of the requested information.  Note: the format will vary depending on the funder.  Be sure to follow specific guidelines.

Elements to include:

  • Date of application
  • Name of your organization
  • Address and contact information for your organization
  • Your tax-exempt status (If your organization is a 501(c)(3) give your IRS tax exempt number.)
  • A one-sentence summary of the purpose of your request
  • The nature of the request: project support or general operating support
  • Project name (if requesting project support)
  • The project/budget period (Provide specific dates the project will begin and end.)
  • Total project budget and amount requested from this particular funder

Some executive summaries may include more detailed information as follows:

  • A summary of the problem or need that you hope to address and the proposed solution
  • Information about the population (characteristics and number) that will benefit from the project, where it will operate, and how long the project will take
  • A description of how your request fits the funder’s priorities
  • A summary of staffing and funding requirements
  • Explanation of why your organization is qualified to conduct this project
  • Specific project outcomes
  • An explanation of how you will evaluate the project and how you will sustain it after the funding period ends

How to Write a Letter of Inquiry

Many funders will request a Letter of Interest or Letter of Inquiry before reading your full proposal. This allows them to quickly determine if your project meets their requirements and specifications for funding. A Letter of Interest is generally quite brief (no more than 2 pages) and gives basic information without a lot of detail. A Letter of Inquiry is a longer summarization of your proposal (3-5 pages) with more detail. The elements to include are listed below but may vary depending on the funder. Be sure to follow specific guidelines if provided.

A sample Letter of Interest might include:

  • Name of your organization, address, phone number, fax number, email address and contact person
  • The total project cost, the amount requested from this funder, and the amount and sources for the remainder of project costs
  • A very brief description (one paragraph) of the project along with a list of collaborating agencies and the numbers and characteristics of the target population or community to be served
  • Your definition of “success” for the proposed project and the methods you will use to measure the tangible results
  • Your mission statement and narrative as to how this grant would further your not-for-profit mission
  • A copy of your 501(c)(3) determination letter from the IRS may be required.

A sample Letter of Inquiry might include:

Cover Sheet

One page with the following information: 

  • Name and address of the organization
  • Name of executive director and contact person(s), telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and web addresses
  • One paragraph summary of the organization’s mission
  • One paragraph summary of the purpose of the request
  • One sentence describing how the request fits the funders’ priorities
  • The organization's fiscal year
  • Dollar total of project budget (if not general support)
  • Dollar amount being requested
  • Dollar total committed from other funding sources
  • Beginning and ending dates for which grant funds are requested
  • Tax exempt status

Narrative

Three to five pages with the following:

  • The purpose of request
  • The problem or need being addressed
  • The population or community involved in the organization, and how it is involved in the design and implementation of your work
  • How you will address the problem or need you have identified
  • How your work promotes long-term change

Financial Information

  • For project support requests, include a project budget detailing anticipated income and expenses and an organizational budget detailing anticipated income and expenses.

Grant Application Checklist

There are many components to a complete grant application.  Before you submit any application, use this checklist to make sure everything is in order.

Are your familiar with the grant-making organization’s mission?  Does your proposed project advance that mission? It doesn’t matter how impressive your project is if it doesn’t match with the funding organization’s priorities.  Your organization’s mission may be to advance Mother-Friendly Childbirth in your community. This doesn’t mean you can’t go to grant-making organizations that want to protect women’s rights, improve children’s health, lower the preterm birth rate, or prevent family violence. But make sure that you are explicit about how your proposed activities will advance their mission, not yours.

Does your funder have preferences or requirements about the population or geographic region served? It may be that the funder is only interested in projects that help underserved populations. They may be bound by by-laws or legal restrictions that prevent them from giving to certain causes or applicants outside of their service area. Don’t waste your time if it’s not the right fit.

Are your budget and timeline realistic and are they within the limits the funder has specified? Do your homework and be sure that the money you are requesting is realistic for the activities you propose and the time it will take to achieve your goals. Have you thought about your methods of accounting and reporting revenues and expenditures?

Have you accurately reflected the value of in-kind contributions and volunteer labor in your budget? Don’t take these for granted. Valuing these contributions shows your funder that there are dedicated people and some amount of infrastructure behind your organization.

Did you propose goals and objectives that are realistic and achievable? Goals are the method of achieving your needs. Objectives are the specific ways you will attain your goals and activities are the actions needed to reach your objectives. If you are a small, grass-roots organization, no funder will expect your proposed project to decrease the cesarean section rate, preterm birth rate, etc. But perhaps it will reach 200 expectant women with key messages about normal birth, provide one-to-one breastfeeding support to 75 nursing mothers, or match 30 low-income women with volunteer doulas. Think big with your mission but be realistic about (and proud of!) what you can achieve with your current resources.

For each objective, are you able to monitor and evaluate your progress? The evaluation techniques and ability to sustain a project beyond funding are key elements of consideration for a funder.

Have you provided all requested attachments such as budgets, current biographies or “CV’s”, and by-laws? Have you followed application instructions and formatting requirements?

Have you double and triple checked spelling and grammar? Have you edited your application for redundant or unnecessary words and sentences?

DON’T FORGET: Be clear and concise, follow the funder’s guidelines, and always double check everything.  It is a waste of your valuable time to submit a grant that will get rejected because you didn’t follow directions.

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