GRANTMAKERS AND INQUIRIES
This information is designed to help you finding grant funding for your organization.
Tip #1: Identify Multiple Funding Sources
To improve the success rate for securing external funds for programs/projects, plan to send your grant proposal to multiple sources. Be sure to tell all the funders that you plan to approach other sources.
Tip #2: Carefully Research Federal, Foundation and Corporation Funding Sources
The Grants Database will be helpful in this research. This database provides up-to-date information on funding sources. You may also want to visit the Grants.gov for federal funding opportunities and the FoundationCenter.org for corporate and foundation funding opportunities.
Tip #3: Submit a Letter of Inquiry.
This Letter of Inquiry will help you test the waters to determine if your program/project idea fits within the area of interest for the funding award. Be sure to label your letter with the words "Letter of Inquiry."
Tip #4: Follow-up
Always follow-up the letter of inquiry with any additional information that may be requested or by preparing a full proposal. Technical Assistance Resources A link to a pdf file is present. for grant proposal development are available through the D-WCCMHA University Collaborative.