2015 Winning Grant Proposal Competition Winners

Winning Grant Proposal

These award-winning proposals feature a compelling narrative; a strong, workable plan ready to implement; and a succinct, complete, and engaging executive summary. There was a tie for the grand prize winner:

  • Keri McDonald for Austin Sunshine Camps
  • Amy McDaniel, M.A., M.Phil., M.S.H.E. for the Lampasas County Higher Education Center

See the Grand Prize winning grant proposals, competition participants, and the reviewing team!

Honorable mentions were awarded to:

  • Judy Riffle, Ed.D. for the Santa Cruz Grants & Consulting, LLC/Sunnyside Unified School District
  • Violet S. Rush for CAP Tulsa
  • Anthony (Tony) Spearman-Leach for Montgomery Community Media/Montgomery County Dept. of Health/Human Services
  • Marcy Luedtke, MSW for MVNA/Hospice of the Twin Cities/Hospice of the Valley

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The Spring 2015 State of Grantseeking™ Report

As a part of the grantseeking community, you know how important it is to stay on top of trends. The State of Grantseeking reports, produced twice a year, spotlight recent developments in funding so that organizations can be more strategic in their grantseeking. These free survey results reflect the grantseeking experiences of over 1,800 respondents.

The reports look at sources of grant funding in several ways: any funder, the largest source of total funding, and the funder of the largest individual award. In addition, the median value of the largest individual award, in total and by various subcategories, is provided as a benchmark figure throughout the report.

GrantStation, the Grant Professionals Association, and PhilanTech (an Altum company) are pleased to assist you in your good work by sharing this information with you.

State Of Grantseeking

See more Spring 2015 State of Grantseeking™ Reports by
organizational budget, mission focus, and funding source.

“We partner with GrantStation for the State of Grantseeking™ Reports because they provide a comprehensive overview of the grant landscape while at the same time offering detailed information tailored to the needs of specific types and sizes of organizations. Simply put, the information they provide is a valuable contribution to the development field.”
Jon Nelson - Associate Director

“Grants can be a key funding component in a capital campaign, so having an in-depth understanding of the state of grantseeking in your industry sector before beginning a campaign can be extremely beneficial.”
Samantha Hardwick
Communications Director
Convergent Nonprofit Solutions

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Webinar Spotlight:
Building a Powerful Grants Strategy for 2015

WebinarThis webinar will take participants through the process of establishing a grants calendar for the next 12 to 18 months. Fast-paced, and filled with action steps, Cynthia Adams, CEO of GrantStation, will discuss how to design and adopt a Grant Decision Matrix before beginning the process of building a specific grants strategy for each project. All participants will also receive a set of worksheets that they can use to create their own approach to building an overall grantseeking strategy for their organization.

This webinar, which will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, is geared towards beginning and intermediate grant writers. Advanced grant writers may also find it useful as a refresher course. Visit the link above to register.

Register for Building a Powerful Grants Strategy for 2015

Funding Snapshots

Updated weekly, these funding opportunities provide a snapshot of what GrantStation can offer


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity. Click above to learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.


Yara Prize
The mission of the Yara Prize is to contribute to the transformation of African agriculture and food and nutrition security, within a sustainable context, thereby helping to reduce hunger and poverty. It aims to celebrate significant achievements related to food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture with a transformative power. Click above to learn more about the Prize.