Grant Writing Certificate

Transform your grant writing skills and secure funding for your organization with our comprehensive 1 ½ day course.

San Antonio Area Foundation Effective Grant Writing for Social Impact

In an era of declining resources and increasing community needs, the ability to successfully seek and acquire supplemental funding is essential for any organization. Unlike fundraising, grant writing is an art form that relies on storytelling to secure funding and resources from government agencies, foundations, corporations, or individuals. In this course you will learn how to help your organization develop and manage grants effectively through the grants’ lifecycle. Participants will earn a certificate upon completion of the program.

Who Should Attend?

Staff at all levels, board members, program staff, volunteers for nonprofits, K-12 staff, and anyone seeking to secure grant funding.


  • Develop an understanding of where and how to seek grant funding
  • Become familiar with local resources
  • Understand the grant development and management process
  • Create effective grant reports that demonstrate your organization’s attention to monitoring, evaluation, and learning in the grant process
  • Identify strategies and methodologies to construct, operate, and report on grant budgets consistently, accurately, and transparently even in sophisticated donor templates.


Date: May 2nd and 3rd

Key Information:

  1. This program will be held in two parts over 1 ½ days.
  2. Day 1 will walk participants through the fundamentals of writing grants and funder expectations.
  3. On Day 2, participants will learn how to manage grants and funder relationships after a grant is received. Day 2 will also include a panel discussion.
  4. Participants receive an e-certificate 5-7 business days after completing the program.

Investment: $150 If you are a member there is a 25% discount. Please reach out to membership@saafdn.org before registering.

Jessica Lombard
Director of Learning and Development



The San Antonio Area Foundation's Grant Writing Class was essential for my start-up toolkit. I took this class to apply for grant funds to expand my reach for teaching youth financial literacy. I've been applying for grants since 2020 but have yet to succeed. Taking the SAAF Community Foundation's Grant Class helped me share my story but also share the impact my mission provides. Less than three weeks after completing the class, I won a grant to help my mission of youth financial literacy.

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