Essentials of Foundation Grant Writing

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2.0 Nursing Contact Hours; 2.0 CHES/MCHES Category I CECH; Certificate of Completion

Nora Maloy

Nora Maloy, DrPH

Nora Maloy, DrPH is the Director of Programs for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation. She is responsible for all of the Foundation’s grant programs including research grants, community grants and special initiatives where she develops and implements grant programs on specific topics as well as provides technical assistance to applicants.   Nora is currently lead co-chair in the newly formed Health Affinity Group of the Council of Michigan Foundations.

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Stacey Barbas

Stacey Barbas, MSA

Stacey Barbas is a Senior Program Officer on the Kresge Foundation’s Health Team.  She is responsible for reviewing requests from nonprofit organizations and safety net health institutions that address the impacts of social and environmental factors disproportionately affecting at-risk communities.  She serves on the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders.

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Course Details

Who Should View This Webcast

Public health professionals in various disciplines and tiers who are responsible for fund-seeking, students in the allied health professions, and anyone interested in the topic of grant writing with a focus on foundations.


  • Identify strategies for successful foundation grant writing (CHES Area of Responsibility 5.1.2)
  • Discuss elements of the foundation grant submission process (5.1.2)

Continuing Education Credits And Completion Certificates

2.0 Nursing Contact Hours

2.0 CHES/MCHES Category 1 CECH

Certificate of Completion

The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing contact hours for this activity will expire on December 31, 2018.

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. 

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive continuing education credit or a certificate of completion, participants must:

  • Register for this training
  • Sign into and view the webcast
  • Complete the post-evaluation
  • Complete and pass the post-quiz (75%+)

Planning Committee

Phoebe Goldberg, MPH, CHES; Stacey Barbas, MSA; Julie McCallum, MPH, RN, BSN

Conflict of Interest

All instructors have reported no conflicts of interest related to this activity. All activity planners have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.


This training is offered by the Michigan Public Health Training Center, which is a part of the Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative.

This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $825,634) and grant number UB6HP20200. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Technical Information

This course is can be viewed on the Kaltura tool.  For technical specifications of this tool, visit the following link,

This on-demand webcast provides an overview of key elements of effective grant writing for foundation funding. Part 1, provided by Stacey Barbas, MSA of The Kresge Foundation, offers an introduction to foundation grant development and suggests strategies for successful applications. Part 2 features a panel of presenters from two foundations who provide examples, resources, and insight on what makes for compelling proposals.

This training originated at the University of Michigan on August 26th & 28th, 2015.