The Grantwriting Academy



The Grantwriting Academy for Grassroots Organizations is a 4-Day Comprehensive Course to help you create winning proposals.










$375* per attendee ($750 value).  Special rates are made possible through the generosity of AcademyGO Leadership Circle Donors.

AcademyGO members receive an additional 20% discount.

Those who graduate the Academy receive a certificate of completion, a peer-reviewed grant proposal and, Certified Fundraising Professional (CFRE) certification educational units.

In this hands-on course you will:

  • Learn essential grant development skills
  • Explore funding opportunities and proven research techniques
  • Spend time developing your own individualized grant template
  • Receive feedback to help optimize your success


Quotes from former learners when asked:
"What was good about the training?"

The knowledge and expertise of the instructors; the comments from fellow attendees and the resources.

Information was presented in easy to understand segments and given the opportunity to immediately apply the skills. 

Left course with materials to apply; collaboration with varying levels of expertise among peers; review process.

It was taught at a level that brought me out of my comfort zone without even knowing it.

The feedback from peers and our mentor will make my proposals stronger.

Class of 2016

 Creation and Implementation of
 The Grantwriting Academy has been
 funded in part by ...

Bank of America
Edison International
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Southern California Edison
The California Endowment
The California Wellness Foundation
The Community Foundation 
The Willmas Charitable Trust Fund at
    The Community Foundation

Weingart Foundation 
Wells Fargo
Union Bank
US Bank

Annenberg Foundation

Leadership Circle Members



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