About Grants

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The vast majority of grants are given to nonprofit organizations. When you apply for a grant you will have to submit paperwork to prove to the grant funder that you are a nonprofit organization.

General Guidelines for Grant Proposals

Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind when applying for a grant.

Elements of a Grant Proposal

There is no one, uniform, grant application. Each grant maker will give you their guidelines and tell you what paperwork is required for the grant proposal. However, most grant proposals have similar elements.

Sources of Grant Money

Grant money comes from both public and private sources.