Government Grants

Government grants typically have many sections with specific, and often very limiting, character counts. The best way to go at these is to create a document of your own outlining each section and how much space you have. Then storyboard! Make sure you do not repeat yourself and lay out what information will go into which section. TIP: When given small character counts, make sure you use them up! Nothing is more disappointing to a grants panelist then an application for a strong project that is missing key information, but the writer did not use the entire space given.
  • Briefly describe your mission.
  • Write a brief overview of your organizational history, highlighting successes.
  • Describe your project in detail, including who is involved, how art is chosen, where it will be, timeline, and goals.
  • Describe your general marketing techniques and how you will specifically market this project.
  • Who are you targeting with this project? How will you engage them in this work?
  • How will you know when you reach your goals? How will you know this project is a success?
  • Discuss the project leadership and organizational leadership.
  • Discuss your fiscal health, as well as any plans for growth or changes in the near future.
  • Describe your community, both artistic and general, and how your organization is unique within this community.
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Grants Guide

For an artist focused on creation, or a small organization of overworked staff, grant writing can seem like a nuisance at best, a mysterious other language at worst. Most grants guides are thorough, but confusing and dense with information. In this short, 10 page guide, you’ll find the true basics of institutional fundraising from how to choose which grants to apply for, to how to cultivate relationships with funders, to how to write in a language that actually gets you grants. This quick read walks you through the steps without overwhelming you with unnecessary information. For the beginner just learning about grants fundraising, to the veteran who can’t understand how foundations and government funders think, this guide will help you craft a lean institutional fundraising plan that makes the most of the little time you have.

Other Fundraising Services

Letter of Interest (LOI)

This form will walk you through writing a simple, 2 page LOI that you can use as an introduction to many foundations.

Foundation Grants

With many specific questions and limited character counts, government grants can pose a unique challenge. Polish your storyboarding and editing skills with this form.


Proposal Feedback

Have an application written, but want professional review? For a fee based on page count, we’ll give you feedback with a 48-hour turnaround.