Grant Writing Resources

In these hard economic times, making ends meet is difficult for everyone, including food producers and community groups working on food projects.  Grant funding can often be a good source of supplemental funding.  After you've explored what we have provided here, a simple search on the internet for other training and tips on grant writing will yield a wealth of information.  We will continue to periodically update this site with more links, so check back often!

 

Good luck!

 

Success vs. Rejection:

Tips on getting your proposal funded: tips for grant writers on how to insure your proposal is the best it can be.

 

Find a Funder!  

Click here to see a resource page to find grants to support your work.

  • It's very important to find the right match for your organization and your project.  For instance, some grant makers only fund educational projects for school age children; if you send them a proposal asking for support to build a community garden, it will land in the recycling bin.
  • There are many grant source search engines, the best of which (like the Foundation Center), charge a subscription fee.  However, most public libraries subscribe and you can use the service there for free.
  • The U.S. federal government has many different agricultural related grants.  Building Better Rural Places is a good summary of these, but contains some outdated information, so be sure to follow-up with a phone call or check the www.grants.gov website for up-to-date information on specific grants.

 

Grant Application Checklist

For everything you will need to prepare a successful grant application.

 

 

Other related resources include:

  • See our Financing page for other possible sources of funding for your projects.
  • Also visit our Community Food Projects resource page for information specific to this USDA grant.
  • A simple search on the internet for other training and tips on grant writing will yield a wealth of information.  We will continue to periodically update this site with more links, so check back often!