The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

Proposals and Fund Raising

We favor free internet sources from reputable sources. Good places to look for materials about proposal writing and fund raising include university libraries, foundations, foundation centers, and NGO service centers.

We are not convinced that purchased materials are superior to free sources.


Foundation Center

Publications, courses, and training for grant seekers include guidance on proposal writing and budgeting.  Mix of free and restricted information resources.


University of Wisconsin Libraries — Grants Information Collection

The UW-Madison Grants Information Collection collaborates with the Foundation Center to offer several free resources, including several on proposal writing.


Institutional Fundraising for Conservation Projects

This step-by-step guide is designed to improve your success rate at institutional fundraising, by showing you how to plan high-quality projects, how to translate them into excellent funding proposals, how to develop constructive enduring donor relationships, and how to draft short- and long-term fundraising plans and strategies. The manual provides a mixture of theoretical tools, practical examples and insightful tips based on years of fundraising experience.


Quick Reference Guide: Writing good Questions, Hypotheses and Methods for Conservation Projects

This guide provides a set of basic tips for students and researchers to propose and plan a conservation initiative that is clear and concise. These suggestions might help applicants to effectively formulate good conservation questions, as well as clear hypotheses and predictions.


Conservation Project Manual

The basic aim of this book is to help people to improve the process of planning and managing small- to medium-sized conservation projects. By using a number of tried and tested methods and illustrative examples, the manual will enable users to work through their own concepts and create a project plan.

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