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Writing a Successful Grant Proposal

This outline should meet the needs of most funders, or guide you when approaching a funder with no written guidelines. The outline is for a project proposal, and is most appropriate for a project that is trying to correct a problem, such as water pollution, school truancy or ignorance about how HIV/AIDS is transmitted. The grant proposal as a whole, not including supplementary materials, should usually be five pages or less.
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What Every Grantmaker Should Know & Legal FAQs

This resource from MCF contains: Foreword Letter to Colleagues and Friends Principles for Grantmakers What Every Grantmaker Should Know Board Fiduciary Duties Private Foundation Self-Dealing Excess Benefit Transactions Board Compensation Staff Compensation Conflicts of Interest Reporting and Disclosure Investments Grantmaking Public Policy Engagement Frequently Asked Legal Questions Lobbying Endowment Funds Community Foundations Private Foundation Self-Dealing Board Fiduciary Duties Investments Private Foundations vs. Public Charities 5%...
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