ABAG is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit membership association that does not award grants and does not accept proposals seeking financial support.
Looking for the "ABAG Common Grant?" As of November 1, 2014, we have made some changes. Please read the full page below to find the resources you need or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
GRANT PROPOSAL AND REPORT FORMATS
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.
Foundation Grant Research
Books on Grant Writing
BUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE COMMON GRANT?
Trends in grant practice and web-based applications, led ABAG to discontinue the Common Grant and Reporting Formats in 2014. The grant proposal and report formats provided above were developed by a Grant Format Revision Task Force (2013-2014) comprised of ABAG members, AFP-Maryland, Maryland Nonprofits, and nonprofit professionals. Additionally, ABAG conducted interviews with grantmakers and with small-staffed nonprofit organizations.
The grant proposal format we now offer as a resource above is not a "common grant,” a single proposal for a community of funders. The primary purpose of the new grant proposal format is to provide free education on how to write a high-quality proposal. Some grantmakers continue to direct nonprofit applicants to the new grant proposal format and ABAG works with its members to develop their grant process with this format as a model.
If a foundation requests that you use the "ABAG Common Grant Format," please contact our office at 410-727-1205 or email@example.com to verify your needs and receive the discontinued document.