Do you have a great idea to make something better? Is money the only thing holding you back? If you write a grant proposal and get funding, you become a grantee. The funder who gave you the money saw greatness in your idea and wanted to be part of that. What do you think makes the funder-grantee relationship work? This video gives some ideas.
- Why do you think it is important for the funder to know its grantee well, even what their office looks like?
- Why does a funder need a grantee to be successful?
- What is operating support?
- Describe what multi-year funding does for both members of the funder-grantee relationship.
- What is the role of thank you notes, and what should be included?
- Give an example of a great idea for solving a problem that needs money to help it be successful. In what way does the foundation help a grantee demonstrate greatness?
Is there a public hiking trail in your area that needs work? Does it have a lot of fallen wood, unmarked trails, or need clean up? Maybe it could use a map with information about its history or plantlife. Write a plan and include costs and a timeline to make the trail better for the whole community. What could you do, and how do you think you could get the money to carry it out?