Harford Grant Academy

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The Harford Grant Academy (HGA)
is a collaboration of the Community Foundation of Harford County, Harford County Department of Community Services, Harford Community College, and Harford County Public Library. 

The Harford Grant Academy is designed to provide training in funder research, proposal development, writing skills, and grants management. HGA is open to individuals working with/for nonprofit organizations and interested in developing skills in grant and foundation fundraising. Instruction on the essential skills and knowledge needed to achieve successful, competitive grant and foundation funding is the cornerstone of the program. What makes HGA unique is the ongoing support, resources, hands-on funder research and proposal development designed to take grant writing to a new level. HGA incorporates online learning, in-class discussion, and presentations from experts in the field. Each participant has the opportunity to have writing samples reviewed and critiqued by seasoned fundraisers and grants professionals.

To Apply:

Applications are accepted through August for the session that begins in September. Complete the application and return it to:

Harford Community College
Attn: Victor Cyran
401 Thomas Run Rd.
Bel Air, MD 21015

or email it to vcyran@harford.edu


$500 per person (Note: If your organization receives grant-in-aid funding from Harford County Department of Community Services, you may be able to use a portion of that funding to participate in the Harford Grant Academy.)


There are a limited number of scholarships available. To request a scholarship, please submit a separate letter with your application explaining your need for financial assistance, your organization, and your goals for this class.