Philadelphia Foundation


Grant Template


This project will save us $3,750, allowing us to obtain more funds to expand and/or implement new programs..

What We Need

  • Grant Template outlining the Organization’s mission, strategic plan, activities and budget
  • Tips and suggestions on customizing Grant Template for specific grants

Nice To Have

OIC would like to have a classy and jazzy template to capture the attention of the millennium funders.

How This Will Help

Our organization has limited funds to expand programs. Therefore with additional grants we will be able to add staff to increase our exposure and continue/expand our programs. Tips on customizing our template may help to increase our positive acceptance rate.

What We Have In Place

We have information on previous funds and amounts received. We have a really good prospectus that is being used to present to corporate and private funders.

Fun Fact

OIC has been providing service to funders for over 50 years. A youth component was added 10 years ago which includes a summer program. the STEAM camp has the best reputation in town and the best talent show. There is a wait list to get in this program every year.

  • Estimated Time
    Volunteers: 15-25 hours over 2-4 weeks
    Organizations: 4-6 hours
  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)
  • Requirements: This project requires a short interview with the organization. If your application is accepted, you'll receive an email from Catchafire with instructions to schedule a call.

Project Steps

  • Prep: Distribution of current materials
    • Organization provides Professional with overview of current mission, strategic plan, activities and budget
    • Organization sends Professional copies of past grant proposals (if available) and list of grant prospects
  • Milestone 1: Research
    • Professional connects with Organization for a brainstorming/overview session
    • Professional analyzes materials for use in Grant Template
    • Professional reviews any past grant proposals
    • Professional gathers information about the Organization’s grant prospects
  • Milestone 2: Draft
    • Professional drafts a Grant Template
    • Organization provides feedback to Professional's template
  • Milestone 3: Delivery of plan
    • Professional delivers a Grant Template outlining the Organization’s mission, strategic plan, activities and budget
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Experience in nonprofit fundraising or grant writing
  • Exceptional writing skills
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Development staff committed to the project
  • A mission draft, strategic plan, overview of your activities and budget that can be shared with the Professional and used in the template

Our Mission

To provide job and literacy training program to the underserved population of the community in order for them to become self sufficient. Our training includes community revitalization, family literacy, life skills and cultural enrichment programs.