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At The Grant Advantage, we want to make sure you're as informed as possible about all aspects of fundraising and grant writing. We believe in providing you with the tools to improve your organization's future. Please explore the provided resources below. Contact us with any questions you may have.

Federal department and agency funding

Useful Grant Writing Resources

Grant writing, fundraising, and organizational development

Appalachian Regional Commission

Corporation for National and Community Service

Department of Agriculture

Department of Commerce

Department of Education

Department of Energy

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of Justice

Department of Labor

Environmental Protection Agency

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Institute of Health

National Science Foundation

Mapping the Course:

A Practical Approach to Grant Writing

Below are links to The Grant Advantage's resources referenced in Mapping the Course: A Practical Approach to Grant Writing. To purchase a copy, click here. Click below to download additional resources for Mapping the Course.

•  The Grant Advantage's Program Planning Framework

•  The Grant Advantage's Partnership Identification Tool

•  Lynn Community Center's Full Application to the Runfar Community Foundation for the Steps to Success Program

Links to Successful Grant Applications

Evidence-Based Practices

Nonprofit Sustainability

Evidence-based practice is traditionally defined as the integration of three basic principles: (1) the best available research evidence bearing on whether and why a treatment works; (2) clinical expertise to rapidly identify each participant's unique needs and their individual risks and benefits of potental interventions; and (3) client preferences and values. The following registries provide access to evidence based practices in several fields.


•  SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) promotes the adoption of scientifically established behavioral health interventions.


•  National Institute of Justice's Crime Solutions provides a central, reliable source to help you understand what works in justice-related programs and practices.


•  The What Works Clearinghouse established by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences provides educators, policymakers, and the public with a central, independent, and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education.


•  The Promising Practices Network web site highlights programs and practices that credible research indicates are effective in improving outcomes for children, youth, and families.


•  Blueprints for Violence Prevention is a national violence prevention initiative to identify programs that are effective in reducing adolescent violent crime, aggression, delinquency, and substance abuse.


•  The International Campbell Collaboration offers a registry of systematic reviews of evidence on the effects of interventions in the social, behavioral, and educational arenas.


•  Social Programs that Work offers a series of papers developed by the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy on social programs that are backed by rigorous evidence of effectiveness.

Overhead Costs


Logic Model Development

Additional Resources

Nonprofit sustainability is an organization's ability to sustain itself over the long term, perpetuating its ability to fulfill its mission. Developing a nonprofit sustainability plan should be part of the initial development of a nonprofit and continued throughout its life cycle. Below are some links to resources to help your organization address long-term sustainability.


•  Stanford Social Innovation Review's article: "The Nonprofit Starvation Cycle"


•  An initial assessment of your organization's financial stability through a tool from The Foraker Group: Indicators of Financial Crisis

•  Overhead cost definitions from the Nonprofits Assistance Center


•  National Council of Nonprofit's article on Understanding Overhead

•  Community Toolbox: Evaluating the Initiative Toolkit

•  W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Logic Model Development Guide


•  Developing a logic model: Teaching and training guide created by the University of Wisconsin-Extension


•  Community Toolbox: Developing a Logic Model or Theory of Change

•  The Grantsmanship Center: Provides trainings and publications to help organizations plan solid programs, write logical, compelling grant proposals, and create earned income opportunities.


•  United Way of America: United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.


•  Community Toolbox: Comprehensive website to access practical, step-by-step guidance in community-building skills.

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