Finding Funding: Grants and Fundraising

Fresh Arts Grant Writing Toolkit: part I

This toolkit will focus primarily on the elements of writing a project proposal summary. This summary can then be used as an anchor text that can be adapted and expanded upon to address other sections of a grant application.


About the Toolkit author:

Reyes Ramirez is a writer, educator, & Houstonian. He received a BA in political science and creative writing from the University of Houston and an MFA in fiction from Texas State University. Reyes has worked and taught with organizations, committees, and schools all over Houston, such as Writers in the Schools, Inprint, BakerRipley, Tintero Projects, Houston Community College, etc., to share his passion for community building, advocacy for marginalized groups, and the arts. Reyes: won the 2017 Blue Mesa Review Nonfiction Contest, 2014 riverSedge Poetry Prize, and has been a finalist for others; received grants from the Idea Fund and Houston Arts Alliance; served on the City of Houston’s Poet Laureate Selection Committee, Texas Commission on the Arts’s Arts Create Grant panel, and National Association of Chicano/Chicana Studies Fiction Awards committee, amongst others; and has poems, stories, essays, and reviews in Deep Red Press, The Latinx Archive, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Texas Review, TRACK//FOUR, FIVE:2:ONE Magazine, Houston Noir, Gulf Coast Journal, Origins Journal, The Acentos Review, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. He hopes to: see you at one of his readings; hear what you have to say in creating a stronger artist community; and/or talk about poetry, pro wrestling, craft beer, and/or turtles.


Fresh Arts Resource Toolkit initiative is supported by the Houston Endowment and the National Endowment for the Arts. Fresh Arts is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts AllianceTexas Commission on the Arts, and the Brown Foundation.