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A successful grant proposal is nothing more than a good program, clearly expressed.

At Further The Work, we partner with clients at all stages of organizational capacity to meet their grantwriting needs. We can provide expert guidance in prospect research, grantwriting and reporting, and grants management. We can coach your staff to expand your internal grant-writing capacity, or we can serve as an off-site development department, relieving you of that effort. We can help you identify program carve-outs, develop budgets, and introduce your work to funders well aligned with your mission.

With our experience in financial management, we are adept at developing program budgets, allowing us great flexibility in explaining the organization’s financial narratives to a wide variety of audiences.

We have produced highly successful grant applications (public and private, regional and national) for a wide variety of clients, programs, and populations. We have served as sole or lead author on numerous innovative program proposals that have become recognized as exemplary in their fields:

  • For example, for FSA we developed the concept paper and wrote all grant proposals for Back on Track, an innovative Deferred Entry of Judgment program conducted in partnership with the SF District Attorney’s Office, Goodwill Industries, the SF Public Defender’s Office, and the SF Probation department. Back On Track Summary
  • In addition, we wrote successful applications for four innovative, wraparound mental health programs in San Francisco, resulting in over $6 million in new funding provided by the Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63). This funding led to the development and implementation of programs for seriously disturbed transitional-age youth, elderly individuals, and adults. PR-Prop 63
  • In other arenas, we have also written successful applications to the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, which has recognized our clients with the prestigious, nationally competitive Coming Up Taller award. Coming Up Taller