The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG) recognizes the potential burden of application and reporting practices on both grantseekers and grantmakers. Nonprofit organizations devote significant time to researching and writing grant proposals and reports, and grantmakers expend significant (often volunteer) time managing grants and evaluating how to best make a difference. We want to help.
In pursuit of its mission to maximize the impact of philanthropic giving, ABAG helps members develop grant processes that meet their information needs and acknowledge the efficient practices of Project Streamline . Further, ABAG offers nonprofit organizations free (or low cost) resources to identify funding opportunities and to write high quality grant proposals.
NOTE: Prior to submitting a grant proposal, determine whether your organization meets a grantmaker’s guidelines and funding priorities; check if the grantmaker accepts unsolicited proposals; review the most current information on their website (if available) about grant application and reporting requirements; and contact them if you have questions. Many grantmakers request prior contact or a Letter of Inquiry before reviewing a full proposal.