Grant Resources

Grant Writing Tools

SPARK Sample Text for Grant Writers

Sample SPARK text to include in your grant proposal, including Programs and Components, Research and Dissemination, SPARK Results, Honors and more.

Key Elements of A Standard Grant Proposal

Make sure to include the key elements on this checklist in your next proposal!

Grant Tips

Read these tips before completing your request!

An excellent site for learning the art of grant writing; includes tips, advice from funding providers, sample inquiry letters, FAQs, and other helpful resources for the grant writer.

Grant Finding Resources

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Join the Healthy Schools Program and receive free access to resources, grant lists, and helpful information for making your school a healthier place to teach and learn.

Active Schools

When you sign up to be a school champion you’ll get access to a team of specialists available to provide technical assistance. You’ll also receive access to hundreds of support materials to help transform your school into an Active School, including grants. SPARK is proud to be an official Supporting Organization of Active Schools – make sure to indicate SPARK as the referring source when you sign up!

The Foundation Center

Supports philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field and helping grant seekers succeed; provides education and training on the grant seeking process and various funding tools.


Provides a comprehensive directory of foundations, current RFPs, grants, fundraising ideas and grant writing resources.

Provides free, easy-to-use grant data to help schools staff find and secure the local, state, federal, corporate and private resources that are available to help them educate our children.

U.S. Department of Education lists federal funding opportunities and award information. is the best source to find and apply for all federal government grants.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Managing partner for

A one-stop website connecting the public, and particularly afterschool providers, to federal resources that support children and youth during out-of-school time.


health. moves. minds.

There are two flexible fundraising options when you sign up for the health. moves. minds. program to help you make the biggest impact in your school & community. Funds raised can be used to purchase SPARK and more! Check out all the ways your funds can be used to support school wellness HERE.

Creative Fundraising for Schools, Sports, and Clubs

Fundraising tips provided by Shasta County Public Health to keep your fundraising healthy, active and fun!

Fundraising Ideas & Products Center

This is lists a variety of fundraising ideas, tips, resources, and offers a free fundraising newsletter. The lists include a large selection of free, non-commercial, do-it-yourself fundraising ideas to supplement your fund raising program.