There are three types of foundations: those who require an application, those who require a Letter of Inquiry as the beginning of the application process, and those who offer funding by invitation only. This does not mean that you won’t qualify for their grants; it just takes a different approach and a little more effort to get there. However, the rewards outweigh the effort. Continue Reading
We recently published a successful grant application by Jonathan Jones. To provide real-world examples of how to successfully apply for funding for your school, we will share with you additional examples from our GetEdFunding subscribers that successfully obtained funding for their projects. Continue Reading
In the month of October, teachers searched GetEdFunding for youth programming grants, library grants to extend programs for underserved populations, and funding focusing on STEM education for women and girls. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of October. Continue Reading
Winning a grant is an exciting event and it might inspire you not just to keep writing applications, but to also try and convince colleagues to try too. However, convincing others to write a grant application can be difficult. Grant writing appears like a daunting task, but the benefits of receiving funding far outweigh the application process. Here are some strategies to help you convert your colleagues into grant writers. Continue Reading
Regardless of whether you are a novice or seasoned grant writer, preparing and writing a grant application can be a daunting task. Success is often not immediate and patience is required to keep trying. While there isn’t a comprehensive application template guaranteeing success, there are a number of best practices you can follow when preparing an application. Continue Reading
Writing a grant for the first time can be a daunting process. The most important thing to remember is that grant writing is a skill that will take time and effort to cultivate. Once you hone your skills, the rewards of finding the right funding to execute your vision will be well worth it.
This is the first blog in our new series, Grant Writing for Beginners. The series will cover all the stages of preparing a grant proposal from writing a Letter of Inquiry to submitting a proposal. To start off the series, here are some general tips for beginners to keep in mind: