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The grantwriting academy

The Grantwriting Academy for Grassroots Organizations™ was established in 2016 as the next generation of our many years of successful grant development training. Through this Academy, we have empowered over 255 nonprofit leaders with a comprehensive education that has resulted in millions of grant dollars raised, creating a positive impact for hundreds of thousands of lives in the Inland Empire and beyond.  This comprehensive four day course is designed to address the challenges faced by local organizations and is based on proven grantsmanship best practices.  

Upcoming Grantwriting Workshop Dates: February 20 & 27 and March 5 & 12. 

All workshops are from 9am – 4pm and will be brought to you via Zoom. 

If you have any questions please contact Paula at



“I am new to the nonprofit sector and grant writing. As an Executive Director, I knew it was vital to gain the skills needed to help strengthen Pre-Health Dreamers’ staff and budget.

The Grantwriting Academy for Grassroots Organizations course taught me how to seek grants, speak to funders with similar missions, and understand the importance of data-driven reports.

Thanks to the course and its staff, I strengthened my responses to a funder’s questions and solidified a $300K grant for the next three years. This year more of our staff will be taking advantage of the course. It is an excellent investment for the organization and individuals seeking professional development.

Yadira Ortiz | Executive Director
Pre-Health Dreamers

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The Fundraising Academy

The Fundraising Academy for Grassroots Organizations™ is a comprehensive fund development curriculum that provides a learning structure and concrete tools that participants can take back to their organizations and begin implementing immediately. The basic design of The Academy involves nine full days of interactive group workshops, peer learning exercises, reading assignments, grant proposal development, and homework.

In 2019 we celebrated the 10-year anniversary of The Fundraising Academy for Grassroots Organizations™; now boasting 205 graduates who continue to improve their organizations’ practices and positively impact hundreds of thousands of lives in our region.

Upcoming Fundraising Academy Workshop Dates: April 9, 16, 23 and April 30.

All workshops are from 9am – 4pm and will be in-person.

Location: Regional Access Project Foundation
41550 Eclectic Street | Palm Desert, CA 92260

If you have any questions please contact Paula at

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