Grantli’s Project/Program Fact Sheet

Whether you have decided on a specific project/program or you have to step back to gain clarity on the best way to move forward, laying out the details of your programs/services will be the final step in our KNOW phase. Using Grantli’s Project Fact Sheet template, you can easily outline the specifics of your project. If you do not have all the details squared away, that’s okay. Fill out as much as you can. 

This document will serve as a useful road map for your project and can be used internally to ensure everyone is on the same page when it comes to the proposed project.

This form will be the perfect pairing with the Organization Info Form you created in Step 1 (Introducing Your Organization). Together, these two pages provide a clear and honed idea of who you are and what you do. One describes your organization, while the other outlines your proposed project.

Using the South Health example, included is a succinct version of the project/program description, goals, components, partners, and estimated budget. See the South Health example here.

NOTE: Remember, these useful templates will aid in your grant development process. Make sure to download and fill out each template as it is introduced in the program. These can be saved and updated well beyond this course.

STOP – Your turn: Download and fill out the Project Fact Sheet – outlining your project(s)/program(s).

Congratulations! You have successfully completed the first section of the Grantli Writing System: KNOW. In Step 1 (Introducing Your Organization), you took an extensive look at your organization and the work you do in your community. This enabled you to create the beginning of your proposal narrative, where you introduced your organization, conveyed your passion for working with your target population and addressing relevant needs, and also showed your capacity and expertise for doing it effectively. In Step 2 (Exploring Your Options), you learned how to assess whether you’re ready for the grantseeking journey and what it takes to successfully go down that path. As part of that process, you examined your programs, perhaps brainstormed about where to go next, and explored potential partnerships. So at this point, you will likely be focused on a specific project/program and are ready to begin the grant development process to help get it funded!

But remember that no project, regardless of how fabulous and effective it may be, has a chance of receiving funding until you know whom you should approach. You have to identify the best potential funders that will become as excited about your project as you are!

So before we do any more writing, let’s figure out how to FIND the right funders for your project—those whose approach for improving communities is similar to yours. Now that you have done the work to fully understand your organization and its programs, you are in an excellent position to identify the most appropriate grants and look for funders with whom your project will resonate. 

Now that we KNOW, we can FIND.

NOTE: Before moving on to the FIND phase make sure that you have done the following.
– Created the narrative language for your organization outlined in the “Mission & History” and “Philosophy & Approach” sections of Step 1, and filled out the Organization Info Form.

– Determined whether your organization is grant ready and filled out the Project Fact Sheet downloaded from above.