Choose from a number of grant related topics to customize a webinar, workshop, or online course for your audience:

Conducting prospect research
Grant writing
Cultivating foundation grant makers
Managing grants
Reviewing foundation grants

Choose from a number of grant related topics to customize a webinar, workshop, or online course to acquaint your audience with federal government grants:

Identifying federal grant programs
Planning federal grant projects
Applying for federal grants
Readiness to apply for a federal grant
Administering federal grant programs

Experience the foundation review process to improve your grant writing skills.
Bring your laptop to class and write a grant proposal for your organization.
Online Grant Writing Courses
Credit Courses
Fall 2013
Foundation and Government Grant Writing, EDCI 59000
Purdue University Calumet
Department of Education, 3 hours graduate credit

Course Description: Foundation and Government Grant Writing will teach students how to write a standard foundation grant proposal and introduce them to government grants, primarily federal government grants. The fundamentals of grant writing can be applied to any professional field—education, education, health care, social services, environment, faith-based, and government businesses and industries. In addition to learning how to write a foundation grant proposal, students will be given resources to identify public and private grant makers to fund their projects and sample proposals to review. Students will write a three-to-five page grant proposals during the course on a project of their choice.

The Art & Craft of Grant Proposal Writing, PPA 6501
University of Missouri St. Louis
Public Policy Administration, 3 hours graduate credit
Course Description: Successful grant writing combines persuasive, expository—and, yes, creative—techniques. Mastery of the art and business of grant writing is fast becoming an essential skill for non-profit and academic careers. In this course, students will work on case study projects designed to guide them through the grant-writing process, from researching and selecting suitable grant-makers to completing well-constructed, compelling proposals and will culminate in writing a real proposal. Class discussions will include the following topics: understanding the audience for a proposal; articulating a case for support; structuring a proposal that meets funder guidelines; and presenting a clear program description.
Starting January 2014
Introduction to Grant Writing, DNHY 391
Loma Linda University
School of Dentistry, 2 Quarter Hours
Course Description: The course provides an overview of the basic principles and practice of effective public health and education grant writing. It introduces the processes, structures, factors, and essential skills required to develop competitive funded proposals. The course describes key elements in proposal preparation, identifies potential funding sources, addresses project design, creating budgets and sustainability plans, and acquaints students with the grant review process.
Non-Credit Courses
Fall 2013
Fundamentals of Foundation Grant Writing—An Instructor-Guided Online Course
Sponsored by CD Publications
Course Description: Fundamentals of Foundation Grant Writing is a 4-month, instructor-guided online course sponsored by CD Publications’ Federal and Foundation Assistance Monitor, an online, continually-updated service covering private and federal funding for community programs for over 25 years. This unique, hands-on course, geared specifically towards working adults, takes students step-by-step through writing an actual foundation grant application -- one that they can submit with confidence at the completion of the course, knowing a veteran grants professional has aided them. Lessons from this course can be applied to any field. Students choose any project for which to write a proposal and then are guided through development of their proposal section-by-section, with feedback from classmates and the instructor at every step. By the end of the course, graduates will be able to:
  • Collect data and information to write a grant proposal;
  • Write a foundation grant proposal utilizing a standard format;
  • Constructively critique the work of other grant writers; and
  • Understand how foundations make funding decisions.
Students generally spend 2-3 hours per week on the class but have two to three weeks to complete each lesson before the next lesson starts. All course work is critiqued and discussed with the instructor via emails and/or by phone if necessary. Students receive a certificate for completing the course.

Contact CD Publications @ 1-800-666-6380 to register.
Federal Grant Writing – An Instructor-Guided Online Course Designed for Working Professionals
Details Coming Soon
Government grants represent the largest source of funding dollars for nonprofit organizations, but the grant process often deters organizations from applying. This course will prepare students to develop federal grant applications by introducing them to the federal government grant process. The course will cover topics about (1) how to identify grant programs; (2) how to prepare a grant application; (3) the grant-making process; and (3) how to become a reviewer of federal grants. The course will introduce students to federal government grant-making agencies and the types of grants they make. Federal grants have many requirements, and students will receive information to help them determine an organization's readiness to apply for a grant. The instructor will provide information to acquaint them with federal grant announcements, standard application forms and instructions, and rules and regulations. Students will also learn about writing tools and tips for developing winning applications. The course is for students who are or will be working in (non-research) professions for hospitals, health care agencies, schools, colleges, governmental agencies, museums, libraries, social and human service organizations, and other not-for-profit and public organizations.
For registration information about these programs, please contact the Non-Profit Management and Leadership Program or the Office of Continuing Education at