VMAC specializes in offering cost-effective grant writing solutions to non-profit organizations seeking funding. Our grant services include source research, proposal generation, tracking and follow-up and continuous grant management. We pride ourselves on ensuring your organization reaches it financial objectives in seeking funding.
Prospective Research Trying to locate funding for your specific needs can be an overwhelming task. We at VMAC can save you time, energy and a high level of frustration by doing the leg work for you. We conduct exhaustive grant source searches to identify your top funding prospects for foundation, government and corporate grants. Once identified, we will provide a detailed summary of our findings, to include the funding source, funding amounts available, eligibility factors, submission deadlines, and other information pertinent to the funding application. We will also provide recommendations to your key staff.
Grant Tracking We will help our clients monitor funding opportunities, keeping track of targeted prospects, announcements, deadlines and grant submissions. We will provide on-going research for our clients to ensure the best possible results.
Grant Preparation We will prepare a completed proposal, targeted to government, foundation and corporate funders, paying detailed attention to the requirements discussed in funding announcements, for our clients to submit on behalf of their organization. Our proposals include compelling narratives and powerful facts and figures to capture the reviewers attention. Our attention to detail generates confidence and excitement for your proposed project. Let us know your project’s goals and objectives, and supply us with relevant information and we will create an award winning proposal.
Project and Program Development A good grant application begins with a forceful idea that is driven by a strong needs assessment. We will work with your key stakeholders to help articulate your needs, define your goals and develop your strategic vision to meet and exceed the grantors objectives.
Consultation and Evaluation If you already have a grant proposal and want a professional assessment prior to submitting, we will gladly review and critique your proposal for clarity, organization, completeness, style and grammar. We will ensure your proposal matches the funding criteria of the grantor and check that all elements are precise and clear. We will then provide you with a detailed analysis of your proposal specifically targeting any weaknesses.
Pricing Structure We provide quotes at the hourly rate of $75/hour (with a minimum of two hours) to compile research data; Develop grant writing plan; Review organizational materials and research/review other background information as necessary in order to create letters of inquiries and proposals; Write and edit proposals to prospective grantors and; Attend meetings in person and/or by telephone necessary to accomplish the required work. VMAC will keep careful track of hours spent on Client business as assigned and agreed to, by both parties and submit an itemized invoice on a bi-weekly basis. Billable hours will include all activities previously mentioned, as well as telephone consultations and information exchanges via phone and email, communication with prospective funding agencies to clarify guidelines/instructions or to request information, and travel time to/from meetings and to deliver proposals if necessary. We request 50% payment initially and 50% at project completion.