Grantwriting for the Carying Place

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The Cause

The Carying Place teaches homeless, working families life skills for attaining independent living while providing short-term housing and support services to address each family’s individual needs. Our 4-month program currently works with 8 families in our 8 agency owned or rented units, benefiting approximately 20 families per year. Under the direction of our Program Manager, we match trained adult volunteers with program participants to teach, to encourage, and to celebrate growth in family management and planning skills.  The training is provided at weekly meetings over a 16 week period, during which the various service professionals from the community volunteer their time to develop essential elements of modern day living.

The Challenge

The Carying Place’s greatest challenge is obtaining a consistent source of funding at a level that would allow us agency growth and to manage more families and housing properties for families. We currently have donors and funds from all areas (individuals, corporate sponsors, businesses, religious/civic groups, government/regular grants, special events/fundraisers, etc.) but are in need of a better comprehensive list of grant opportunities and the professional help needed to locate and apply for such grants. We would like a professional grant writer to help us create a grant calendar and assist with identifying and writing a grant.

The Project: Grantwriting

Estimated Volunteer Time (Now through April 30):

36-38 hours

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End Result

The project will result in the following deliverables:

  • 5 recommendations for new grant sources that align with the organization’s needs.
  • A calendar / timeline showing deadlines for new grants.
  • A grant proposal with up to two rounds of revisions the organization can submit for funding.

Impact

This would be a game changer for us! Having a grant writer assist us would improve our funding sources exponentially. This would not only increase our agency’s longevity and sustainability, but would allow us to develop a professional template for future grant applications. This would streamline the grant application process, and ensure that we do not miss out on grant opportunities. Ultimately, this would allow us to better serve more families and increase our reach to eventually exterminate homelessness in the Triangle area.

The application for this project is now closed, if you are interested in taking on this project or something like it, contact volunteer@activategood.org for more information.