Project

Grant Template

Youth Development

This project will save us $4,390 , allowing us to Invest more in the program development process.

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

How This Will Help

As a non-profit organization, we need money to run and sustain our programs. This project will help us in strategic planning and getting more donors to help us achieve our Mission and Vision.

What We Have In Place

We currently have draft proposals, budget which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have an eager team of two and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

We are a young, fun, eager and energized team ready to take up a challenge :)

  • 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
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with overview of current mission, strategic plan, activities and budget
  • Volunteer Manager sends Professional copies of past grant proposals (if available) and list of grant prospects
Milestone 1: Research
  • Professional connects with Volunteer Manager 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
  • Volunteer Manager 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 advance the legacy of Prof. Wangari Maathai by nurturing a culture of purpose and integrity that inspires courageous leadership

What We Do

WMF’s mission is to advance and integrate the legacy of Prof. Wangari Maathai by nurturing a culture of purpose and integrity that inspires courageous leadership in order to achieve social transformation at both the personal and institutional levels. WMF recognizes that because young people will play a profound role in shaping the nation’s future, a moulding of core values and modelling of courageous leadership skills amongst them is necessary and critical to remedy Youth apathy, powerlessness and disillusionment and to engage young people to take positive values beyond lip service. WMF has designed a Courageous Leadership Initiative that is credibly and demonstrably able to foster a culture of courageous leadership among Kenya’s children and Youth. This will be delivered through two innovative programs: (a) En-Courage Leadership Program The En-Courage Leadership Initiative will help Kenyan youth (18-35 year olds) understand and adopt courageous leadership, underpinned by the values of integrity and life of purpose. Overall Objective: To initiate a process of rapid improvement of the leadership capacity of Kenya’s young people by nurturing a culture of purpose, integrity and courage. Prospective activities to achieve the objective: leadership modelling, training, mentoring, best practice exchange visits, and experiential learning. (b) WanaKesho Program The program will target and nurture 10-17 year old Kenyan children to be ambassadors for change and agents of personal responsibility, inspired by the life and work of Prof. Wangari Maathai. Overall Objective: To instil the values of courage, integrity and life of purpose at the earliest age possible and to nurture these values through adulthood. Prospective activities to achieve the objective: WMF will develop concepts around different media – such as e-clubs, books, board games, animation, interactive entertainment, and computer platform applications – that are geared towards children to teach and continue the messages of Prof. Wangari Maathai. There will also be activities nationwide to spread and improve values-based education among children. Specifically, by 2020, the Foundation intends to have created a holistic leading leadership forum focused on Kenyan youth and children that educates, empowers, and engages them to grow into actively responsible citizens, thus leading them to act on socio-economic issues such as combatting corruption, job creation, civic engagement, conservation, and national cohesion.