If you have a good idea but don’t have the money - apply for a grant. If you want to help solve a problem, be it children or seniors in need, the homeless, or some disease – apply for a grant to help you accomplish your mission. This course is for anyone interested in getting funds for their service or project.

Requesting money from individuals or foundations is both an art and science. There is a format (the science) but the emotional appeal that will win the day is the art.

This course will give you the format – and suggest how to add the emotional appeal.

Learning Objectives
  • Explore sites that give money
  • Discover what you have to offer that zings (emotional appeal)
  • Recognize the importance of reading and responding to what they ask
  • Identify which grantors are right for you
  • Discover how to combine art & science to write an effective grant request
Last updated/reviewed: August 23, 2023
1 Review (8 ratings)


Member's Profile
Very repetitive and lack of detailed focus. I was a bit disappointed in the overall presentation. Slides that I thought were pertinent were glossed over too quickly.

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Grant Writing The Art and Science4:52
  Format for Formal Grant Requests2:38
  Compelling Vision and Mission2:18
  Services and Programs Provided4:23
  Who Do You Serve?1:59
  Purpose of The Grant and Types of Grantors3:00
  The Essential Ingredients in The Request3:47
  Description of Your Organization3:23
  Writing The Proposal3:22
  Proposal Format and Followup3:19
  Miscellaneous Tips2:59
  Grant Sites4:29
  Go Fund Me00:58
  Summary 1:12
Continuous Play
  Grant Writing The Art and Science: Grant Applications That are Focused and Effective42:35
Supporting Materials
  Slides: Grant Writing The Art and Science : Grant Applications That are Focused and Effective.PDF
  Grant Writing The Art and Science : Grant Applications That are Focused and Effective Glossary/IndexPDF
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