Grant Writing Tips

Grant Writing Tips

Keep it simple.  Please be concise in your writing. It is not necessary to use complex language, give excessive detail, or fill all the space.

Ask only for needs of specific project. We review budgets carefully and are looking for clear descriptions of what ACF funds will be used for.

Be creative. We love innovative programs that enhance the lives of children. The priority of ACF is to nurture direct impact on young people by cultivating creativity, developing skills, promoting wellness, and expanding horizons.

Embrace diversity. We serve all children.

Consider the future.  ACF funds programs for one year at a time. We are more likely to support projects that have a process in place to build on what we contribute.

Follow directions carefully. Make sure to read all instructions as you complete each section of your grant application.

Start early.  Please allow yourself time to work through any potential technical challenges. We review applications as they arrive, so we appreciate receiving submissions before the due date.