Do Your Homework First, Write Second—Examples of Successfully Funded Grant Proposals

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Nonprofits are turning more and more toward grants as a source of funding for their causes, and that’s not a bad idea—if and only if you can devote the necessary time and energy into it. The first sample proposal is a mock example from the Grant Doctor , and proposes funding to raise awareness of breast cancer in Marin County, California. This next proposal, written by Julie Colaw, was fully funded through the West Virginia NASA Space Grant Consortium.

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The CCA’s “Scaling Corequisite” initiative is a 3-year effort funded primarily by the Lumina Foundation and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation , and with supplemental support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation , The Kresge Foundation , and Carnegie Corporation of New York , to dramatically increase the number of states and postsecondary institutions scaling corequisite academic support for students who would have otherwise been placed in traditional remedial education sequences.


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10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month


To fund their innovative treatment programs, their website features several creative fundraising campaigns. The Village Network is a behavioral health organization helping youth and families in Ohio and West Virginia become healthy and have brighter futures. Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year.

How Chestnut Ridge Church Reinvents the Church Experience with Technology

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It's probably no accident that Chestnut Ridge Church has become the largest church in West Virginia. Chestnut Ridge Church is a big independent evangelical church in Morgantown, West Virginia. Members of the congregation get together for family-friendly potlucks to watch West Virginia University games on the big screens. The church stages big-name contemporary-Christian concerts with artists like Matthew West and Colton Dixon of American Idol fame.

The Bold, Focused Ideas of Breakthrough Nonprofit Brands: Book Giveaway Winners Announced

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Another feature of the program will be Safe America’s recruitment of First Ladies/Spouses in ALL 50 states to lead local, state educational efforts — building on West Virginia First Lady Gayle Manchin and her husband, Governor and Senator-Elect Joe Manchin’s efforts that reached 40 states in 2010 and had the active involvement of Governors and First Spouses in Kentucky, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Washington state, West Virginia, Iowa, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Utah and Tennessee.”.

Case Study: Community-Based Fundraising


million members in Pennsylvania and West Virginia through the company's health care benefits business and is one of the largest Blue plans in the nation. The event provides small to medium sized charities that may not have the means to host their own fundraising walks with a chance to raise funds in support of their individual causes. provides complete funding and logistical support for all five walks, and all Highmark employees are encouraged to participate.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Mountaintop Mining – Seeing is rejecting.


It’s called mountaintop removal and it is the most common mining in West Virginia and Appalachia generally. I know because I helped work on several projects funded by those agencies.