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SchoolGrants receives many requests from people
to see examples of successful grant proposals. Several
generous grant-writers have shared successful proposals they've written. A very special thanks is extended
to each person who has been willing to assist others in the SchoolGrants
community by contributing their successful grant
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of inquiry, and/or concept papers, please write
|The Internet is becoming fuller
with useful and/or helpful information for grantwriters!!
A review of successful proposals is a great way to learn how
to write a fundable proposal. Checklists and
step-by-step guidelines are also very helpful.
SchoolGrants offers a content-packed interactive CD that is
useful to both new and experienced grantwriters. Check
out the Let's Write a Grant
Remember: regardless of what helpful hints you
may find; the most important thing you must remember is to
follow the grantmakers' guidelines!!
you need assistance with proposal writing or review, contact Donna
Fernandez at SchoolGrants for details. Over the last 3 years, I have
written over $12 million in successful state and federal proposals and
e-rate programs for charter schools and school districts. I can help you
submit a competitive proposal for your school or district too!
Click on "Index
of Samples" on the menu to the left to bring up the list of sample
proposals available on SchoolGrants.
|Before reviewing successful proposals:
These samples are provided for your
use as examples of what a successful proposal is all
about. You can use the samples to learn what a good
needs statement contains, to see what goals and objectives
are and how the activities relate to those goals objectives,
and to see how an evaluation plan is designed.
What you shouldn't do when reviewing the proposals is try to
use one of them as your own. Why not?
1. A successful proposal is one that has been locally
planned and designed. You must meet the needs of your
community and you must have local buy-in to the project.
2. The guidelines your proposal should follow may not
be the same as the ones around which the sample successful
proposal were written. You must match your proposal to the
exact guidelines given by the funder for whom you are
writing your proposal.
3. No proposal is perfect - not even those that are
successful. You may inadvertently choose to copy
something from one of the samples that was not quite as
strong as it could have been.
With that said, a review of successful proposals allows you
to see new ideas for using tables and graphs to relay
information to the reader. It may help you better
understand the relationships between needs, goals and
objectives, activities, budgets, and evaluations. And,
you may see a component in one of the proposals that you may
not have thought of but that would make your project even
stronger. If that is the case, be certain that you
tailor the idea specifically to your project and your
You will find a listing of the successful
proposals that are available through SchoolGrants by
All proposals are in PDF format.
You must have Adobe's free Acrobat Reader
installed on your computer to access them. Sample
proposals are listed in the menu to your left. Click on
the sample you wish to view.
Every file will open in its own window.