Interesting Learning Opportunity through Foundation Center

On Tuesday, May 18, the Foundation Center will be hosting a free training on Proposal Writing Basics (2:30-4:00 pm) followed by another free session called “Meet the Grantmakers: Funding for Educational Technology” (4:30-6:00 pm).

The proposal writing session will cover the following topics and more:

  • What are the key components of a proposal to a foundation or corporation?
  • Who should sign a grant request?
  • How should the proposal be packaged?
  • Should you contact a funder if your proposal is turned down?
  • Where can you find more information on proposal writing, including sample proposals?

At the Meet the Grantmakers session, you will learn about Silicon Valley-based grantmaking initiatives regarding innovative uses of technology for the success of students and teachers.  Some foundations provide cash grants, technology, equipment, and professional development training to a wide array of educational programs, including K-12, higher education, after-school programs, etc. Local funders are also investing to increase educational attainment and contribute to the development of a skilled, diverse technology savvy workforce in the future. Attend the session to learn all about it!  In addition, a Silicon Valley Community Foundation grant is sponsoring the provision of free copies of The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing and refreshments to all attendees.

Panelists for Meet the Grantmakers will include Miguel Salinas, senior manager, Adobe Youth Voices, Adobe Systems Inc. with other panelists pending.

Event location:

Santa Clara County Office of Education
1290 Ridder Park Drive
Milpitas Room
San Jose, CA 95131-2304