Some grantseekers ask if there is a single application form they can fill out and submit to multiple funders, saving the time and effort required to create customized proposals for each ask.  Although no such form exists nationally, some state and regional groups of funders have created such a form called a "common grant application."  However, as ideal as only needing to create one application form may be, not many funders accept these forms.

Below is a list of the common grant application forms we know of.   Please note that if a state or region has a common grant application form, this does not mean that all funders in that state/region accept the form.  Before using or submitting a common grant application form, make sure that the funder you are applying to accepts it!  

Common grant application forms:

Need help writing a proposal?  Start with these resources:

Have a question about this topic? Ask us!

Candid's Online Librarian service will answer your questions within two business days.

Ask us

Explore resources curated by our staff for this topic: