Free Funding Proposal Template

This financial funding proposal template helped thousands of our customers to reach their funding goals! Make sure your application and all necessary documents look flawless by simply using this completely customizable template. You can change the text, images, colors, your logo - it's all 100% editable.

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Everything you need is included

Looking for visually appealing and highly functional? You’ve got it. This template comes with a pre-built layout designed to help you create professional documents quickly and easily.

  • Management experience
  • Funding request and project objectives
  • Financial statements
  • Next steps and supporting documents
  • Get paid straight from the proposal
Visually attractive cover

As every business expert knows, the key to grabbing a funder's attention is to make a great first impression. That's why it's a good idea to start your proposal for funding with a visually attractive cover.

Our team included a carefully designed cover in this sample proposal to ensure you have everything you need to wow the funders the second they open your email. You can change everything from the text, logo, and background image to make it more in line with your grant proposals.


The executive summary or a cover letter is the best way to start your business proposal and show your passion and knowledge to financial institutions or other donors. In short, it is a request for an investment for a nonprofit or for-profit organization.

Use this page to clearly and briefly describe who you are, the nature of your business, and how the requested amount of money will be used to reach your goals and objectives.

Business profile

It's time to describe in detail what your business model or business profile looks like. Think of this page as a 'body' of your funding proposal. Include your business track record (success stories), prospective clients, company goals, and philosophy; essentially, why your company should be selected.

Like everything else in this free proposal template, this page is completely editable - the colors, the text, images, layout - everything.

Management experience

Another great way to show how serious you are about your business is through management experience. That's why we created a perfect page that allows you to itemize your company's management structure, provide an organizational chart, a structure description, and salary forecasts.

In this funding project proposal template, we've dedicated a whole section to management experience. All you need to do is fill it in!

Funding request and project objectives

It's time to highlight exactly what you would like the donor to fund, as this section of your proposal is all about the numbers! It's a perfect reminder to include quotes for equipment or supplies, building costs, etc.

In short, this completely customizable page is all about answering the question: 'Why do you need that amount of money?'

Financial statements

Are there any negative marks on your financial statement? Is there anything about your finances that you need to explain? These are the questions your funders will be very interested in.

For that reason, we've dedicated an entire section of this proposal to a personal budget and other financial statements. From the text, logo, and background image, you can change everything to make it a better fit for your needs.

Next steps and supporting documents

It's no secret the funders often ask for lots of other financial documents during your application process. That's why we created a dedicated page for supporting documents. If you're feeling optimistic, you can even add a digital signature box that will allow your funders to sign the request right away!

Get paid straight from the proposal

No more messing around with invoices, no more waiting for checks to clear. This proposal template lets you take payments directly from the proposal, using the integrations with PayPal, Stripe, and GoCardless.

Your docs, your branding

Set up your logo, brand colors, and fonts once to have them automatically embedded in all your documents.

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Reuse what works

Save your best work into the Content Library and use pre-built blocks to speed up your doc creation.

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Become flawless

Leave embarrassing mistakes in the past. Use merge tags to automatically populate docs with the right information.

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  • {{first_name}}
  • {{last_name}}
  • {{email_address}}
  • {{brand_company_name}}
  • {{owner_first_name}}
  • {{owner_last_name}}
  • {{owner_email_address}}
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Create VIP experiences

Give clients an onboarding experience they won’t forget. Collect extra info with forms, let them book calls, get paid, or redirect them to your website.

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