Investment and Sustainability 

In order for our county collective networks to maximize their impact on cradle to career outcomes, it is important to secure funding and identify new resources. We want to expand on best practices and activities that have a positive impact on our communities, which necessitates additional funding. By engaging partners and securing new funding, our efforts will allow for long-term sustainability and success.

Below are resources to seek and secure funding for local initiatives.

APPLYING FOR GRANTS  This toolkit supports the work of preparing a successful grant proposal.

Grant Opportunities:

Finding Grants 101

Discover what funders are looking and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. In this video, you will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How to identify potential funders and make the first approach.

Grant Proposal Writing 101
Found the perfect grant…now what? This on demand video will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:

  • The basic elements of a proposal
  • The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal
  • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no