CSC offers an array of services that can be tailored to your needs; from start up of a NPO (501(c)(3) application filing) to fine tuning your organization. Before beginning work on any project, we first clarify your needs and define our deliverables. We then identify the right services and people to get the job done, drawing on the appropriate expertise to meet your established goals, budget, and timeline. CSC offers the following:
Grant Writing and Government Applications Services
- Prospect research of grantmakers, including funding purposes, priorities, and applicant eligibility
- Grant writing for public grants and Foundation grants
- Responses to Letters of Interest (LOIs), Request for Information (RFIs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs)
- Department of Transportation (DOT) applications
- Fuel Tax Exemption applications
- Collaborative proposals
- Prospect research and preparation of Federal, State and Local (City and County) grant opportunities and applications
Successful grant-writing involves solid advance planning and preparation. It takes time to coordinate your planning and research, organize, write and package your proposal, submit your proposal to the funder, and follow-up. An agency must organize the proposal, pay attention to detail and specifications, use concise, persuasive writing, and request reasonable funding. An agency must clearly understand the grantmaker's guidelines to ensure the grantmaker's goals and objectives match the agency’s grantseeking purposes.
Allow CSC’s grant writing professionals to complete the above functions for you while ensuring the accuracy and integrity of your grant request.
- Our experienced grant writers know the guidelines and how to acquire the most current prospect research information.
- Our staff will ensure the grant writing functions are completed effectively and the required items are prioritized appropriately to create a successful proposal for your organization.
The Four Key Components CSC's grant writers will ensure:
- Proving that your organization has a significant need or problem in the proposal. Deliver an answer to the need, or solution to the problem, based on experience, ability, logic, and imagination throughout your proposal. Make sure your proposal includes a strong program purpose.
- Reflect planning, research and vision throughout your proposal and ensure the grantmakers' goals and objectives match your purposes.
- Demonstrate project logic and outcome, impact of funds, and community support. Detail specific goals, measurable objectives, and quantified outcomes.,
- Answer these questions: Who are you? How do you qualify? What do you want? What problem will you address and how? Who will benefit and how? What specific objectives will you accomplish and how? How will you measure your results? How does your funding request comply with the grantmaker's purpose, goals and objectives?
Client note: CSC does not accept all grant writing requests/orders. We assess first whether the grant is mission focused and the viability of your program to win a grant before we accept the engagement.