When you fill out a grant application, to prepare it for submitting your grant proposal, you'll find most government agencies use the common grant application format.
This format has been adopted by several groups of other grantmakers as well. This has proven useful, as it allows grant applicants to produce a single proposal for a specific community of funders, thereby saving time.
We suggest that before applying to any funder that accepts a common grant application form, be sure to: 1) confirm with the funding agency that your project matches their stated interests; 2) ascertain whether the funder would prefer a letter of inquiry before receiving a proposal from you; 3) determine if the funder has a deadline for proposals, and then follow their schedule; and 4) confirm whether the grant funder requires multiple copies of your proposal to be sent via snail-mail, or if they'd prefer you email your proposal.
Of course, we would like the opportunity to serve you. If you find you just don't have the time, desire or initiative, but you need the grant funds, then please call us at 415.234.6600 and ask for a quote. We'll be happy to help! You can also send an email to us here.
Please see the common grant applications for the following agencies by clicking the links below.