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Successful Grant Proposals


Provide Thoughtful Responses to Application Questions

A common mistake for new grant writers is not providing sufficient detail to address the application questions thoroughly. Even if you feel the grant maker is familiar with the project or your organization, provide a detailed explanation of the project goals and demonstrate how you plan to accomplish those goals.

Submit an Effective Budget

An effective budget is easy to read and demonstrates leveraging. Use an itemized format to create a reader friendly budget. Leveraging is a term used by funders to describe contributions from other sources that enable the applicant to accomplish its work. Show leveraging through discounts, in-kind donations of time and services, donations of materials, and cash matches from other donors.


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