The connection between grant writing and instructional design might be immediately visible to most people, but the strongest grant applications have well designed plans that are communicated in an engaging and creative way. This summer, my grant writing course provided the opportunity to utilize my combined skillsets of design and copy writing for a real world client. I worked with two other students to write a grant for a local nonprofit that works with homeless children and families. The grant was to create a sensory room space in the child development center to address student behavioral and social emotional needs. To complete the project we had to identify a grantor, facilitate planning meetings with our client, research sensory processing disorder and other topics related to the project, and write a proposal for submission, and create a presentation summarizing the proposal. The proposal included a cover letter, a needs assessment, strategic goals with a gantt chart and project timeline, a methods section, a budget, and a sustainability plan. This project was complete with our team working completely virtually, planning over video conference and keeping up with course deadlines. Our client was very happy with our work and agreed to write me one of the testimonials featured on this site.