Attachments and Appendices
Attachments and appendices are generally allowed (and sometimes required) and rarely count against your page limits. Sometimes the granting agency will limit the number of pages in your appendix and attachments. In this case, select the very best of your optional or limited attachments, such as support letters or media stories. Examples of attachments include:
IRS determination letter — proof of 501(c)(3) status: required by foundations
Board roster: required by most foundations
Letters of support: required by most grantors, especially when you are proposing a collaborative structure
News articles about the program: not required
Annual report of organization: not required
Most-recent audit statement and report: often required by foundations; not required or wanted by federal government
Appendices might include such things as:
Formal needs-assessment reports
Appendices are not required by most foundations. Only a few federal grant programs request appendices, and they will be clear about the content.
With the exception of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), few federal or state grant programs allow attachment of film or video. Most foundations don't appreciate video attachments unless they specifically request them. If you have an interesting, relevant video, place it on your Web site and reference its availability in your proposal.