This collection should be seen as sample proposals and not necessarily model proposals. In reviewing them, keep in mind that some are dated and do not necessarily reflect current funding priorities and proposal requirements of these same grant-making agencies. What was responsive or fundable even a year ago may not be today. What drives proposal success the most will be the qualifications of the team behind the proposal. Nevertheless, sample proposals are a source of ideas; sometimes they point out things you may want to emulate in your proposals, and other times they illustrate qualities you wish to avoid.