Grant Template

Human Services

This project was


Feb 14, 2018

Matched with:

Vicki A.

This project will save us $4,390 , allowing us to provide therapeutic riding to 3 riders for a year!

What We Need

  • Grant Template outlining the Organization’s mission, strategic plan, activities and budget
  • Tips and suggestions on customizing Grant Template for specific grants

How This Will Help

We are excited about improving our grant template and expressing the impact made in our rider's lives. This project will help increase donors and bring horses, hope, and healing to our riders.

What We Have In Place

We currently have a grant template and case statement which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a Facebook page with almost 1,000 likes and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

Grace Lake is a Christian ministry.

  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)

Project Steps

  • Prep: Distribution of Current Materials
    • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with overview of current mission, strategic plan, activities and budget
    • Volunteer Manager sends Professional copies of past grant proposals (if available) and list of grant prospects
  • Milestone 1: Research
    • Professional connects with Volunteer Manager for a brainstorming/overview session
    • Professional analyzes materials for use in Grant Template
    • Professional reviews any past grant proposals
    • Professional gathers information about the Organization’s grant prospects
  • Milestone 2: Draft
    • Professional drafts a Grant Template
    • Volunteer Manager provides feedback to Professional's template
  • Milestone 3: Delivery of Plan
    • Professional delivers a Grant Template outlining the Organization’s mission, strategic plan, activities and budget
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Experience in nonprofit fundraising or grant writing
  • Exceptional writing skills
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Development staff committed to the project
  • A mission draft, strategic plan, overview of your activities and budget that can be shared with the Professional and used in the template

Our Mission

Grace Lake's mission is to provide therapeutic horsemanship to people with disabilities and others in need of hope and healing in a Christian environment.

What We Do

Grace Lake provides therapeutic horsemanship to children 3 years old through adults with various disabilities (autism, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, downs syndrome, etc.), as well as youth with obvious social problems and youth without obvious social problems. We also serve their family members who get much therapeutic value from horsemanship. Our classes include a Certified PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor and sometimes volunteers working with a rider or a group of up to 4 riders in an enclosed arena, open field or barn area for the purpose of improving their daily life functioning. The rider may learn specific riding skills, care of the horse, or how to saddle a horse. The rider may play games on horseback, maneuver through an obstacle course, or challenge their skills with a trail ride. Each rider or family will have specific goals to work toward. Classes begin with prayer. Classes are 45 minutes one time per week and are grouped together in Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions.

Human Services Religion & Spirituality Youth Development
Vicki is a great writer and communicator. Responsive and easy to get in touch with and very timely in completing the project. She is knowledgable on grant writing and provided me with a template that will be helpful.
Holly Robinson
Holly R.

Project Manager

Grant Template Project

Holly was a pleasure to work with on this project. She answered all of my many questions and provided all the information quickly and easily and was open to my suggestions. I enjoyed working with Holly and Grace Lake Therapeutic Horsemanship.
Vicki Andersen
Vicki A.