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.


World Bank: Social Development

  • “Resources for Civil Society Organizations”  → notes on proposal writing (in multiple languages)
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