Grant and Resource Development
Our approach to grant writing is personal and relationship based as we strive to create proposals that accurately describe the community, the need and the program plan.
Research: Identifying potential sources of funding
Billions of dollars are distributed through grants annually. Our thorough investigative process can uncover potential sources of funding, new opportunities for collaboration and resources for materials and supplies. We begin with an in-depth interview and review of the agency’s service needs. The scope and breadth of the grant search is based on agency’s needs and financial resources and is outlined in the contract with Pacific Blue Skies.
Letters of Request / Letters of Intent
Frequently foundations and corporate giving programs require agencies to submit Letters of Request or Letters of Intent in order to begin the funding process. These letters are usually brief statements describing the organization’s mission, areas of expertise and scope of program supported by requested funds.
Writing a grant proposal includes understanding the grant application and the application process and insuring that all documents are written in the format required. The written narrative includes the project’s goals and objectives; statement of needs; plan for program implementation; process of data collection and program evaluation. Budgets and related narratives are also included in the full proposal. The entire process of preparing the full proposal usually requires several weeks.
Proposals prepared by agency staff will be reviewed and suggestions for improvement and rewriting will be offered. Careful proofreading is included in the proposal review.