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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!

total grant seeking management for the nonprofit community since 1993

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.

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.

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 Cedars (ME) received a $1.5 million (over three years) grant from the Sam L. Cohen Foundation to name their new health center as part of their $30.0 million capital campaign, Grow Bold with Us.

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.

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 Vermontthe 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.

Sunrise Retirement Community (IAreceived two $10,000 grant awards from Argosy Casinos/Penn Gaming for their $14.0 million Seeing a New Sunrise capital campaign to build a new Health Center.

The Stamford Symphony Orchestra (CT) received a $20,000 one-year grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation through the General Operating Support initiative for The Arts.

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.

Danbury Hospital (CT) received a five-year $1,189,535 grant from DHHS HRSA through the Bureau of Health Professionals, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Residency Training in Primary Care. Their proposal received a perfect score of 100 points.

The John R. Marsh Cancer Center received a two-year $200,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen Maryland Affiliate to continue its Make a Difference program.

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.

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 Reggie McKenzie Foundation (MI) received a $57,000 grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board for the Safe Routes to Schools program for underprivileged children in grades six through 12.

The Blue Water YMCA (MI) received an $800,000 challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation to support their $15.5 million capital campaign, Building for the Future.

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.

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center (NY) received an $800,000 challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation to support their $12.0 million capital campaign, Building on a Half-Century of Healthcare.

American Baptist Churches USA (PA) received a $1,975,810 grant from the Lilly Endowment’s Sustaining Pastoral Excellence. It was one of 47 funded out of a competition of 731 proposals received.

Reggie McKenzie Foundation (MI) received a five-year, $495,000 grant from the Skillman Foundation to support its capacity-building efforts.

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.

University of Detroit Mercy (MI) received a $256,000 grant from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers to create The Great Lakes Education Alliance for Manufacturing (GLEAM).