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 grantseekers succeed; provides education and training on the grantseeking process and various funding tools.

Fundsnet 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. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the managing partner for is a one-stop website connecting the public, and particularly afterschool providers, to federal resources that support children and youth during out-of-school time.


Active Schools Fundraising helps your school, PTA group, and family get moving and raise money to create an active, healthy school! Healthy fundraising is the best way for kids and parents to do fun activities together, be healthy, and raise money to make a big difference for your own school. You can raise funds to support all kinds of resources for your school such as recess and physical education equipment, bike racks, and salad bars. is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on the site, and donors can give any amount to the project that most inspires them. Start a project for your physical education or classroom physical activity program today - many projects have been successfully funded for SPARK research-based curriculum and Sportime PE equipment!

Creative Fundraising for Schools, Sports, and Clubs Fundraising tips provided by Shasta County Public Health to keep your fundraising healthy, active and fun!

Top 10 Fresh, Fun Ideas for Healthy School Fundraising Discover what other schools have done to have successful healthy fundraisers.

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.