Regardless of your organization’s size, maturity, or service area, an essential component of most formal development efforts is a strong grants program. Often, nonprofits submit grant applications without understanding the foundation’s unique culture, approach and funding interests.

Each foundation and corporate giving program has well defined funding interests and approaches to managing relationships. Here is a list of foundations with whom we have successfully partnered.

Successful grant programs are typically the result of matching your organization’s services to the interests of local and national foundations and corporations, carefully planning your efforts to measure the impact of your programming, developing long-term relationships with funders, and creating responsible plans for allocating and documenting the use of grant dollars. Giving Tree can help you create a successful and sustainable grant writing program. We manage the day-to-day details that are necessary to solicit funding from foundations and build long-term relationships.

How Giving Tree can help manage your Grant Writing: 

  • Creating a strategic and manageable grants calendar
  • Identifying promising foundation prospects (private, family, corporate)
  • Creating proposal templates for specific programs and general operations
  • Customizing proposals to fit foundation guidelines
  • Submitting grant renewals and mid cycle evaluation reports
  • Building partnerships to co-submit a proposal
  • Creating or editing accompanying documents, financial statements and cover letters
  • Proofreading, editing, formatting and revising existing proposals
  • Developing quarterly stewardship pieces to ensure funders are engaged
  • Facilitating group or one-on-one grant writing workshops

We understand the importance of building a self-sustaining grant management structure. We work with you closely and collaboratively to create the tools your organization needs to succeed in raising more money from corporate and foundation funders.