HLTH 491 Grant Project


Grantsmanship is being able to acquire funding for a specific project/program through the process of grant writing. It is important to have a clear understanding of grantsmanship in order to be successful at writing grants. The best way to learn the knowledge and skills of grant writing is to actually write a grant proposal. Developing the skill of grant writing does not happen overnight. However, with practice one can become a more confident grant writer. One important aspect of grant writing is being able to communicate your vision to the potential funder. In order to develop a good grant proposal, it is important to be clear what you want to funder to invest in. Time should be spent developing and researching the project idea. By doing so, it will make the writing much easier and creative. While there are basics of grant writing that is useful across the board, a significant amount of time must be dedicated to developing the project idea.


For the proposal introduction, you will need to identify a 501 (c) (3) organization to serve as a non-profit entity for which you have been employed, hypothetically, to design and write a grant proposal. Do not contact the organization. Due to the time restrictions of this course, you will not be able to successfully work with a real organization. Since all the information you need may not be available to the public you will need to create information to fill in the blanks. This includes creating the project/event/research you are seeking to fund. This involves some creative writing on your part.

  • Length of the assignment: No less than 2 pages with the use of headings, and should include the following Non-Profit Organizational data:
  1. Name, address and website
  2. Mission Statement
  3. A Listing of the Board of Directors [last name only]
  4. Board of Directors annual meeting date
  5. Organizational Chart [on a separate page with lines of authority]
  6. Name & contact data of its Executive Director
  7. A short paragraph summarizing the project or research idea you are seeking to have funded

List the information under each heading then end with a summary of your project idea. The organizational chart can be presented in the word document, excel, power point, or other software as long as it can be opened and reviewed.

  • Format of Assignment: Use current APA style.

Note: Each week you will answer questions and complete tasks based on the public information available about the 501c3 organization you picked.


Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.

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