Grantwriting Certificate Track

Spark the Fire now offers an Assessment-Based Certificate in grantwriting that demonstrates that you have the knowledge to write great grant proposals. You can also take the class without getting the certification.


This two-day class is a comprehensive overview of grantwriting. Learn where to find grants, how to write a letter of interest, how to write a complete proposal, developing project budgets, best practices for communicating with grantmakers, creating work plans and timelines, developing goals and objectives, program evaluation, and tips and tools for organization.


To receive the Certificate in Grantwriting, your knowledge and skills will be assessed in a one-on-one setting. Present your grant proposal for review and and receive individualized feedback. The assessment is completed via email, phone, and/or Skype and at your own pace.


The Business of Freelance Grantwriting

Freelance grant writers are in high demand. Learn how to start your own freelance grantwriting and nonprofit consulting business.

the business of freelance grantwriting

Learn to start your own business as a freelance grantwriting. Learn marketing, developing contracts, interviewing clients, managing clients, and more.


College Partnership Programs

Spark the Fire is partnering with colleges to offer grantwriting classes in more locations. These locations offer the same curriculum as the Grantwriting Certificate Track. 


8-week class at
seattle central

Fundamentals in Grantwriting Certificate
This is an 8-week class on Tuesday from 6-8pm. Registration is through Seattle Central in Seattle, WA. The next class coming up is January 22 to March 19 (skip February 19).