In 2011 and early 2012, the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers worked with WRAG members and nonprofit organizations to revise the Common Grant Application (CGA), Common Letter of Inquiry (LOI), and Common Grant Report to make them simpler and less redundant. The revised forms are intended to better meet the needs of funders, while lessening the burden on nonprofit organizations and allowing them to better describe their work.
A note to grantseekers: If you have questions about the Common Grant Application, LOI, or Common Grant Report, it is important to contact the funder you are approaching. While the documents are WRAG products, each funder who accepts the forms uses them in a different way, and may require additional information.
Arts and cultural organizations: Some funders now require applicants to submit organizational and financial data to the DC Cultural Data Project, which generates reports for funders. Be sure to check with the funder you are applying to in order to determine whether this is required.
2012 Revised Forms
Common Grant Application - 2012
Common Letter of Inquiry - 2012
Common Grant Report - 2012
CGA User Guide - 2012
LOI User Guide - 2012