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Grants 101

This workshop will give a basic introduction and overview of grants. The workshop is designed for individuals who are just beginning the process of seeking grants and is not intended for seasoned grant writers topics of discussion will include:
” What is a grant?
” How do you find a grant opportunity?
” How do you apply for a grant?
” What are best practices when seeking funding?
” What do you do after the funding decision?

There will be a one-hour lunch break. Participants can choose a lunch selection when registering, bring their lunch, or leave during that time.

About the presenters:
Jessica Tudyk, MS Ed, MNLM, MCHES is the Program Officer at the Mary E. Bivins Foundation in Amarillo Texas. Jessica has earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Education from Baylor University and a Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Arizona State University. A Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), Jessica has spent her entire career with nonprofits in the Texas Panhandle. Jessica has experience as a grant seeker and has spent over ten years creating and managing grantmaking programs in the Texas Panhandle.

Matt Morgan is a Grants Program Officer at the Amarillo Area Foundation. Matt oversees the Foundation’s Discretionary, Catalyst, and HRMC grant programs. Matt has earned a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. He is passionate about the Texas Panhandle and sees Amarillo Area Foundation grants as an opportunity to create a lasting impact on the lives in our community.

Sarah Griffin is a Grants Program Officer at the Amarillo Area Foundation. Sarah manages the Foundation’s Cooperative grant programs, including Pattern Panhandle Wind, Women’s Philanthropy Fund, and the Louise Bowers Slentz Foundation grants (CNS Pantex on hold for 2022). Sarah has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Austin. Having lived in Amarillo for the last twelve years, she has developed a deep love for the Texas Panhandle and the nonprofits that serve the rural and local communities. Sarah has experience as a grant applicant and has served at Amarillo Area Foundation with grants programs for over five years.


Apr 07 2022


9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Amarillo Area Foundation
Neely Conference Center

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