Are you sure you are using the right form? If not, go
to Which Form Do I Use?
If you still have questions, contact the grantmaker to whom
you are submitting a proposal.
Common Grant Application
The Colorado Common Grant Application
(CGA) is presented in a format that enables you to save
it to your hard drive and complete it without recreating
the document. The CGA is a stand-alone document that includes
basic instructions for completion.
Common Grant Application for Capital
The CGA for Capital Campaigns is designed for capital
requests related to the purchase, construction, and/or renovation
of a building. It can also be used for land purchase, but
is probably not appropriate for purchase of equipment or
vehicles, unless those are part of a comprehensive building
project. As always, please check with your grantmaker about
their use of the CGA-Capital before submitting a request.
- Open the appropriate CGA and save it to your hard
drive. Both applications are provided in Wordģ
to allow you to write your proposal using the format
and framework provided, without having to recreate the
- In the Narrative Section, leave the bold headings,
but delete the instructions and questions as you work,
giving yourself the maximum amount of space to respond
to the questions.
- You can double click on the check boxes ( ) found in
the checklist and in the Summary Sheet Form to replace
it with a checked box ( ), or other symbol of your choice.
- Remember there are page limits for the narrative
and limited space in the entry boxes of the Summary
CGA Userís Guide
Userís Guide combines the collective thoughts and experience
of grantmakers, grantseekers, and technical assistance providers
to explain the intent of each question, to offer tips on
crafting a well-rounded answer, and to provide an easily
accessible source of help for people writing a grant application.
The Userís Guide is not a replacement for a discussion with
a specific foundation about your proposal.
The Userís Guide can be read beginning to end or referenced
on an as needed basis. The PDF file is bookmarked to allow
you to turn directly to the section(s) or question(s) of
interest. It can be used online or downloaded to your desktop.