About Your Organization
Whether you are a longstanding nonprofit organization, a fledgling newcomer, or a university or high school, you will need to introduce or present your organization to the foundation. Include a brief organizational history, perhaps short biographies of the board members (or key staffers), and your goals, philosophy, and success stories. In addition, mention programs you currently provide.
Sometimes, biographical and other aspects of this organizational data can be moved to the end of the proposal. The idea here is to present the credibility of the organization. Keep in mind, this section should be the condensed Reader's Digest version of how marvelous your organization is, not a full three-act play.
Grant givers will find merit in your organization's accomplishments, so be sure to highlight them. If your organization has won awards or if you've received mention in the press, you should point out such honors. You may attach clippings at the end of the proposal. If you are filling out an electronic application, include a link to the media coverage; if the application allows attachments, include a PDF file.