SimpleprIt is important to familiarize yourself with the necessary components your need to provide when submitting a grant application. We have put together this helpful checklist for you to use as a guide to get all the required materials together and know what to expect.
Cover Letter: Sometimes Required
Organizational Profile: Sometimes Required
Tax Id Number, CEO, Address, Phone, Contact Person, Mission, Purpose.
Executive Summary: Often Required
A brief description of the project that you which you
are requesting funding. I recommend having some thoughts put together, but this should be finalized after completing the narrative.
Need Statement: Often Required
Explain the problem that you are trying to solve.
Utilize concrete data that describes the problem,
Such as the number of people impacted.
Objectives: Often Required
WHAT you plan to be accomplish.
Strategy/Activity: Often Required
HOW you are going to accomplish your objectives. Often Required
Resources: Sometimes Required
This is a brief narrative explaining what resources
You have on hand to accomplish the project. For example
Strong board, leadership
Needed Resources: Often Required
This is where you make your case for the request for funding.
Often, this in included in your budget narrative.
Outcomes/ Deliverables: Often Required
If your project is successful, what are the anticipated accomplishments .
Often data driven.
Evaluation and Measurement: Often Required
Describe how you evaluate your project and
what measurements you will utilize.
Annual Operating Budget: Often Required
Funders want to understand the strength of the financials
Project Budget: Often Required
A specific budget for your project. Important to
Include other funding sources received or pending
Budget Narrative: Often Required
A last opportunity to state the request for funding and to answer any questions about other funding plans, or funding that has been acquired for the project.
- 501 (c) 3 certificate
- Board of Directors List
- Financial Statements
- Staff Lists
- Annual Reports
- Letters of Support
Be sure to check out other grant related resources provided by CS4NP including the “Simple Logic Model for Grant writing”.
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