Resources For Proposals

Institutional Resources for Proposals

As you start the proposal writing process, make sure to contact your Associate Dean for Research, research team, and/or grants administrator who staffs your department/center/institute/school for grant applications. They will often be your best guide to questions on budgeting and institutional approval.

Writing for Foundations

The key to success in winning foundation funding is to put the right project in front of the right funder and to individualize the approach for that particular audience (donor, staff and board). Foundations vary widely in their expectations around content and tone. Read the request for proposal or guidelines carefully.

Supporting Materials

There are several other UMB resources that you will need to become familiar with as you prepare proposals:

Please contact Lois Warner in Corporate and Foundation Relations for additional information including the current list of the UMB Foundation trustees, IRS Form 990, UMB Foundation Audited Financial Statement, IRS Determination Letter, etc.