Grant Resources

Grant Writing Tools


SPARK Sample Text for Grant Writers Sample SPARK text to include in your grant proposal, including Programs and Components, Research and Dissemination, SPARK Results, Honors and more.

Key Elements of A Standard Grant Proposal Make sure to include the key elements on this checklist in your next proposal!

Grant Tips Read these tips before completing your request!

Grant An excellent site for learning the art of grant writing; includes tips, advice from funding providers, sample inquiry letters, FAQ's, and other helpful resources for the grant writer.

Grant Finding Resources

The Foundation Center Supports philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field and helping grantseekers succeed; provides education and training on the grantseeking process and various funding tools.

SchoolGrants Tips, links, and resources for education (Pre K-12) grant seekers.

Fundsnet Provides a comprehensive directory of foundations, current RFPs, grants, fundraising ideas and grant writing resources.

US Department of Education lists federal funding opportunities and award information. is the best source to find and apply for all federal government grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the managing partner for is a one-stop website connecting the public, and particularly afterschool providers, to federal resources that support children and youth during out-of-school time.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Join the Healthy Schools Program and receive free access to resources, grant lists, and helpful information for making your school a healthier place to teach and learn.


School Walk for Diabetes Sign-up for School Walk and join the movement to Stop Diabetes!  Funds raised will support the American Diabetes Association’s mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.  By raising $1,000 or more you will receive a certificate for SPARK curriculum/materials and physical education equipment.  Educate your school community about type 1 and type 2 diabetes and promote healthy living in your school community.

Creative Fundraising for Schools, Sports, and Clubs Fundraising tips provided by Shasta County Public Health to keep your fundraising healthy, active and fun!

The Network for Good This guideline offers 25 steps for successful fundraising for non-profit organizations.

Fundraising Ideas & Products Center This is lists a variety of fundraising ideas, tips, resources, and offers a free fundraising newsletter. The lists include a large selection of free, non-commercial, do-it-yourself fundraising ideas to supplement your fund raising program.

Healthy School Fundraising Success Stories

Additional Resources

Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the official, FREE on-line registrant database for the U.S. Federal Government. Any organization wishing to do business with the federal government under a FAR-based contract must be registered in CCR before being awarded a contract. New CCR registration or annual renewal may take up to an additional week to process due to a backlog, so confirm your registration with CCR early to avoid delays.

SPARK Webinars:

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Our new Grant Finder Tool will help you find grants specific to your state and type of program. New grants updated daily!

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We first began using the SPARK After School Program at our YMCA of South Palm Beach County in 2002. Our after school staff loved the binder full of great ideas and easy to use activities -- and the...

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