The Grant Application Template takes the information we’ve learned from funders and gives you a pre-filled sample template for framing answers when applying for grants. By utilizing data, you’ll be able to tell impactful stories and build effective applications.
Applying for grants can be a daunting task. Many nonprofit leaders go into the grant-writing process asking themselves, “We want to apply for a capacity-building grant, but how do we do that? What are funders even looking for that my nonprofit can provide?”
According to our recent Foundation Reporting Study, foundations and charitable trusts are requiring nonprofit organizations to show how they impact their communities and constituents. The best way to show that impact is through collecting relevant data from your service delivering and reporting on it over time.
Ryan Colas, VP of Inside Sales at Social Solutions, explains it as “impact investing”. Instead of simply giving based on mission or location, funders want to actually gauge the change nonprofits are creating in the communities they are investing in. “The only way to be able to gauge that change is to have a tracking system at the nonprofit level that allows [nonprofits] to quantify [their] interactions with clients and see real change over time.”
In fact, reporting requirements have risen in the last five years and are only slated to increase in the next five years. So, having robust reporting in place at your organization is essential to proving your impact and gaining more funding. Ryan puts it this way – “being able to tell what you’ve done in the past will enable you to get more funding for the future.”
Once your nonprofit is ready to apply for funding, it’s important to showcase the data you collect and report on to prove that your nonprofit’s impact is important, scalable, and something worth investing in.
We wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to get more funding for your organization, so we compiled a grant application template (portions were adapted from Gateway Center for Giving’s Common Application) with some of our favorite, best-practice components and common questions to address during the application process. In this template, you’ll find a short sample grant application and fill in the blank prompts you can use to layout your organization’s needs in a concise way so you can be well on your way to proving your impact!
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously.
|cookielawinfo-checbox-analytics||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".|
|cookielawinfo-checbox-functional||11 months||The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".|
|cookielawinfo-checbox-others||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".|
Functional cookies help to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collect feedbacks, and other third-party features.
Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customized ads.
Other uncategorized cookies are those that are being analyzed and have not been classified into a category as yet.