New Effort Seeks to Simplify the Process of Submitting Grant Proposals

Peggy Payne, executive director of Safe Passage, in Rock Hill, S.C., has felt overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork involved in seeking grants. Last year, her group suffered due to what she considers a minor mistake in a grant application.

In a grant proposal, Ms. Payne's group, which assists victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, had forgotten to submit to a grant maker the letter from the Internal Revenue Service that verified its status as a charity under Section 501(c)(3)