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EXP201H - Advanced Inquiry in Writing (Grant Writing): Step 1: Grantee Background

Background on Your Grantee Agency

Your first step should be to conduct thorough research about the grantee, or the organization for which you're applying for the grant. Your research should include the following:

Your organization:

  • Mission statement
  • History
  • Timelines
  • Current programs
  • Contacts and connections

Your program or project:

  • Specific goals
  • Geography and populations served
  • Impact statement


  • Total budget
  • Project or program budget
  • Human and non-human expenses
  • Amounts funded by other grants or donations