Nonprofit professionals often wear many hats. Below are some resources you may find helpful as you put on your grant writing hat and prepare your organization's proposal.

THCF Grants Portal Applicant Tutorial

Boxes of fresh vegetables
Coldwater of Lee's Summit received a grant in support of its produce distribution program, which purchases and distributes produce boxes to local families.

Grant Writing

Grant Writing Secrets UnveiledWebinar
Time-Saving Templates: Where Grant Writing, Time, & Money MeetWebinar
Grant Writing is a Team ActivityWebinar
Grant Writing, The Right Way: Keys to Achieving a Higher Success RateWebinar
Building a Strong Case for Grant FundingWebinar
The Logic Behind Logic ModelsArticle
Put On Your Magic Grantmaker Goggles... and Let's Look at Proposal Budgets!Article
8 Tips to Becoming a Magical Grant ProfessionalArticle
4 Steps for Preparing a Grant Proposal PresentationArticle
Win That Grant: A Step-by-Step Template for Crafting a Winning ProposalArticle

Fund Development

Online Fundraising Compliance: What You Need to KnowArticle
Building a Fundraising BoardWebinar
Plan for Year-End Giving Now to Minimize Stress and Maximize ResultsWebinar
4 Tips for Creating More Effective Fundraising AppealsArticle
Turn Your Nonprofit Website Into a Fundraising Tool: 5 TipsArticle

In 2023, THCF received 126 grant requests in the areas of children's education, wildlife conservation in Missouri, art and historic preservation, community betterment, education, nontraditional education, and health and human services. More than $450,000 in competitive grants were awarded.

Competitive Grants Workshop

Our workshop was designed to guide nonprofits through the latest changes and updates to the competitive grant application process. This workshop was recorded in February 2024, and we highly recommend that you take the time to review it, along with the additional information available on this website.

Grants Workshop Slides (PDF)