winning grant proposals
Our winning grant proposals received funding from $5,000 to upwards of $11,000,000. We have more wins than we can list after working with clients over the past 30 years!
At the Write Source, we strive to prepare winning proposals for our clients.
Here are just a handful of grants our clients won with proposals we developed, with the most recent listed first.
The Center for Civic Education (CA) received a $3.0 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, American History and Civics Education, National Archives Program to support their innovative new program Project Community: Engaging All Students in Media Literacy and Public Policy. It will work with civic education partners in 10 states to increase media literacy among students in grades 4 through 8, targeting those from underserved communities.
P33 (IL) received a $35,500 Planning and Local Technical Assistance grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce. In partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), they will launch the Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST) Workforce Planning Project that will focus on creating talent and preparing a workforce for a resilient quantum economy for the Chicago region.
The Center for Civic Education (CA) used our Proposal Review/Coaching service to win a Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The three-year, $11.0 million grant will transform civic education for under-resourced students in upper elementary and middle schools across the country through a newly designed We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program professional development model.
mHUB (IL) received a $350,000 grant from the We Rise Together program at the Chicago Community Trust to support its new Catalyze Initiative, a five-year, $8.6 million effort to reduce structural barriers to entrepreneurship and innovation in manufacturing for women, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We Rise Together works to accelerate economic recovery to help ensure Black and Latinx communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 crisis are not left behind, supporting a stronger region for all.
mHUB (IL) was one of 60 finalists of the $1.0 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge from the Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce. Their proposal for the 2025 Clean Tech Economy Coalition (CTEC) was one of 529 grant applications submitted. Their coalition is working to supercharge the regional economy, bring new jobs to Illinois, and boost U.S. competitiveness around the globe. You can read the five-page narrative we created for mHUB and learn more about the challenge on the EDA website.
mHUB Chicago (IL), in partnership with fellow incubators MATTER and 1871 received a $2.78 million grant from the EDA, U.S. Department of Commerce to invigorate startups and small businesses through Phase 2 of their Chicago Proactive Response (CPR) COVID-19 initiative. This grant was part of the CARES Act Funding authorized in 2020 and awarded in June 2021. CPR will support startups and small businesses as they build a road to economic recovery through wealth and job creation over the next 10 years.
The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless received a $115,889, one-year grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Community Health and Prevention, Division of Community Health Planning & Engagement to scale its technology and create policies to serve 100 patients at three, high-need federally qualified health centers operated by the Community Care Cooperative in Brockton, Lynn, and North Shore.
The United Way of Connecticut received the only $1.83 million, three-year contract from the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to develop the Statewide Adult Recovery Call Center for Crises. They will use their 2-1-1 helpline as the entry point for adults 18 years of age and older to access the 14 behavioral health crisis providers during mobile and non-mobile hours.
Aspire of Chicago (IL) received a $233,000 grant from the Coleman Foundation to integrate and migrate information technology (IT) systems to provide seamless services while improving overall operations. This grant supports the merger of Aspire with NorthPointe Resources, an organization that provides similar services and programs in Lake County.
Neighborhood Music School (CT) received a $20,000 grant from the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation to support its Developing and Empowering Leadership Through the Arts (DELTA) program that serves 100 talented, underserved students in grades 6 through 12 from low-income families in New Haven to increase student leadership skills, improve arts and academic performance through motivation and discipline, and encourage college enrollment.
mHUB (IL) received a $300,000, three-year Seed Fund Support (SFS) grant from the EDA Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. mHUB will use this grant to launch its Accelerated Incubation program and Project Impact Fund – an equity-based, seed fund capital program that will provide technical assistance and funding for regionally-based, cluster-focused manufacturing start-ups with the potential for high growth and job creation. It was one of 44 out of 183 applicants to receive funding from the 2019 competitive grant program.
The Village for Families and Children (CT) received a $675,000 five-year grant ($135,000 per year) from the Connecticut State Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. This grant will support the development of the Rawson Elementary After-School Program (REAP).
The Jewish Association for Community Living (CT) received a $100,000 grant from the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management’s Nonprofit Grant Program. This grant will support the purchase of four new mini-vans to transport residents from their group homes to various sites to receive services and engage in activities.
Childhelp (AZ) received the only $1.0 million, two-year discretionary grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children, Youth, and Families for the Best Practices for the Use of Text and Chat-Based Technology in Child Maltreatment. They will expand and enhance their current text and chat-based hotline to create a nationwide system.
mHub (IL) was one of four winners of the first round of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) American Innovations Made (AIM) Onshore award. All four recipients received $150,000 to implement the DOE’s Build4Scale training program over 12 months.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (MA) received a $173,414 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the Museums of America, Collections Stewardship competition. Because of the quality of the narrative, the IMLS selected the actual application as we prepared it as an example for others to follow when seeking a grant in the same category and posted it on the Sample Applications page of their website from 2017 through 2018.
Columbus House (CT) received a $2.0 million (over five years) grant from the Center of Substance Abuse Treatment, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for their Recovery Intervention Service Team project.
Fairfield University’s Egan School of Nursing (CT) received a $394,994 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration’s Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship for their Primary-Care Outcome Valued Initiative for Delivery of Education (PROVIDE) initiative to support current and future nurse practitioner (NP) students through tuition assistance.
Stamford Public Schools (CT), in partnership with the Stamford YMCA, Stamford Public Education Foundation, Academy of Information Technology and Engineering, Stamford Family Centers, Stamford Adult Education, and the Institute of Leadership and Institutional Development received a $765,000 five-year grant from the Connecticut State Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Centers program to implement Cloonan After-School STEAM Academy (CASSA), homework assistance, personal enrichment, and parental involvement after-school program serving 110 Grade 6 – 8 students. They were one of 26 that won the five-year grant out of 47 applications received, ranking with the 7th highest score.
Disabled Sports USA (MD), now Move United (MD), received two grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: 1) $500,000 that will serve 500 veterans through the Winter Sports program, and 2) $274,658 to support 200 disabled veterans living in geographically limited areas. Read the press release for the Winter Sports program grant here.
World Business Chicago (IL), in partnership with the City of Chicago and the seven counties of Northeast Illinois – Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will – received $500,000 in funding from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation to launch the Metro Chicago Exports initiative. This regional collaboration will help small and medium enterprises throughout the metro area capture export opportunities and strengthen Chicagoland’s network of regional service providers.
Marlboro College (VT), in partnership with Common Good Vermont, the United Way of Chittenden County, the United Ways of Vermont, SerVermont, and the Vermont Community Foundation received a two-year $200,000 grant from the federal agency, the Corporation for National and Community Service, to implement its Benchmarks for a Better Vermont program. It was one of five that received funding out of more than 70 applications received. Watch an interview of the collaborative partners regarding this grant at Common Good Vermont.
The Bridge Family Center (CT) received a $582,250 five-year grant from the Connecticut State Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Centers program to implement Super Adventures in Learning (SAIL). This proposal was one of five that won the grant out of a competition of 47 received.
Kendal Outreach, LLC (PA) received a three-year grant in excess of $800,000 from the Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing, Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention (NEPQR) at HRSA to launch a nursing education practice and retention initiative called Leading Nurses. Their proposal received a score of 97 out of a possible 100 points and was among the top five recommended for funding.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) of Rhode Island, received a $101,000 grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide technical assistance to community development housing organizations (CHDOs) within the state.
Westminster College (UT) received a $1.0 million challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation to support their $$30.0 million Make It Happen capital campaign to support the creation of the Meldrum Science Center.
The YMCA of Greater Hartford (CT) received an $850,000 challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation to support their $15.5 million Second Century of Service capital campaign to support the YMCA North Hartford Family and Community Center in a designated Neighborhood Revitalization Zone.
Home and Community Health Services, Inc. (CT) received a grant of $133,409 from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to upgrade its technology to improve patient service and record keeping.
The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana received a $15,000 grant from the United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area for dialysis patients suffering from depression one-year after the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
The Bridge Family Center (CT) received three grants totaling $1.7 million from one competitive application process from the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) to create three new, Short-Term Assessment and Respite (STAR) Homes for girls.
The Bridge Family Center (CT) received two grants from one competitive application process from DCF: $903,688 to establish a Level II Therapeutic Group Home for girls 13 to 16 years of age and $671,820 to support the development of a Level 1.5 Traditional Enhanced Group Home for girls 10 to 13 years of age.
Detroit Zoological Society (MI) received a $2.0 million grant from Skillman Foundation to support its Arctic Ring of Life permanent exhibit as part of its $35.0 million Celebrating Wildlife capital campaign.
Macomb County Circuit Court – Family Division, Juvenile Court (MI) received a $150,000 grant from the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance Discretionary Grant program to support the creation of the Juvenile Sex Offender Re-Entry Program (JSORP). It was one of 22 funded out of 1,300 proposals received.
Macomb County Circuit Court—Family Division, Juvenile Court (MI) received a $150,000 grant from the State of Michigan Byrne Memorial Formula Grant Program under the Family and Domestic Violence Policing Strategies.