Project

Grant Template

Housing & Homelessness

This project will save us $3,750, allowing us to put that money toward the $4 million we need for our first phase of construction.

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

We are looking for assistance in locating appropriate grants for our project as well as help in refining our presentation.

How This Will Help

Boxwood Junction is looking for grants to fund start up costs for our inclusive community for people with disabilities. Because we are planning to provide both housing and employment services to our residents, we will possibly qualify for a variety of grant funds and corporate sponsorships. Currently 77% of adults with developmental disabilities are without housing services and 85% are unemployed or underemployed. By creating a community where mentors who support our residents are actually living on the grounds, we are envisioning a radically different model that will be more cost effective to run and safer for our residents.

What We Have In Place

Our board of directors has constructed a strategic plan including a mission statement, goals and SWOT analysis. We have a website, Facebook page and email list of interested parties. We are exhibiting at Abilities Expo in May and have planned a public info session featuring a comprehensive power point presentation. Yesterday, we participated in Rockin4Autism, an outdoor concert where we had a vendor table and distributed brochures to interested families. Our brand includes a professionally designed logo, table covers, t-shirts and tri-fold brochures.

Fun Fact

Our board is a group of parents, friends and family who care for adults with developmental disabilities. We came together after my husband passed away suddenly. John was an avid gardener and train fanatic, hence the name of Boxwood (his favorite evergreen bush) Junction (where people and trains come together).

  • 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

We are a nonprofit seeking to create an inclusive community where people with disabilities can receive residential, employment, social, recreational and therapeutic supports, living alongside their mentors who will assist them with their day to day activities.