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Updated on January 24, 2015
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What Do You Know About Getting Grant Money?

I have received several grants in the past and they were always given through tax-exempt nonprofit organizations. My understanding is that grants are funds that are usually if not always given to tax-exempt nonprofit organizations or local governments by foundations, corporations, governments, small business and individuals.

Most grants are made to fund a specific project and require some level of reporting.

The process for receiving a grant involves an applicant submitting a proposal to a potential funding organization, either on the applicant's own initiative or in response to a Request for Proposals from the funder.

I hope the information on this page will help you identify what you need and help you get started on the process. You will not find information about how to write a grant, but I have provided resources to help you find what you need to proceed.

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I take a look at these sites listed and try to discern whether it is legitimate but I do not vouch for any of them. Please take care and do your due diligence before proceeding.

If the site does not have a phone number under Contact Us....just move on! Don't give away your private info.

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First Things First

Grab a notebook and start writing down your thoughts and ideas. Keep a journal of your process, contacts and resources. This will help you, not only with this grant search, but will be useful in future searches.

"Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons."

— ~~Woody Allen

Getting started

So you are thinking about applying for a grant. How do you begin? Where do you start? If you no nothing about getting grant money, there are some things you need to consider before you start your search and process of going after money for your project.

Click on the following link for a good overview of things to consider before you begin searching for and applying for grants

A Reader Writes:

"I was successful in obtaining a grant from the Humboldt Area Foundation for funds to purchase the Video Course GED on TV for the literacy program in my hometown. I wrote some other grants and did the records reporting for a couple of federal programs, but the GED on TV grant was the one I was most proud of because I had to find the product, find the foundation, and figure out a way to structure the request so that it met the needs of both programs. Although that was years ago, I find I am still most proud of having done that." ~~CCGAL 2013

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Grantwriting Beyond the Basics: Book 1

Grantwriting Beyond the Basics by veteran grant writer Michael Wells is the first book in a series being designed to inspire grantwriters to take their grant development strategies to the next level.

"A better title for this book would have been, ‘The Grant Professional's Bible’." -- Lawrence G. Gallery, Editor-In-Chief, Grants and Foundation Review, CharityChannel

"A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things."

— Bible, Ecclesiastes 10:19

Your Grant Writing Experience

Have you written or receieved a grant?

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"Be you in what line of life you may, it will be amongst your misfortunes if you have not time properly to attend to pecuniary [monetary] matters. Want of attention to these matters has impeded the progress of science and of genius itself."

~~William Cobbett

Never spend your money before you have it.

— Thomas Jefferson
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Have you been the recipient of Grant Money? What did you receive it for and from whom?

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      patinkc 5 years ago from Midwest

      @CCGAL: I was also involved with a GED on TV program. I can understand why you are proud of that.

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      CCGAL 5 years ago

      I was successful in obtaining a grant from the Humboldt Area Foundation for funds to purchase the Video Course GED on TV for the literacy program in my hometown. I wrote some other grants and did the records reporting for a couple of federal programs, but the GED on TV grant was the one I was most proud of because I had to find the product, find the foundation, and figure out a way to structure the request so that it met the needs of both programs. Although that was years ago, I find I am still most proud of having done that.

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      Crichtonslover 9 years ago

      What a great site! When I first did a search for gov grant on Squidoo I just found ads. So happy to finally click on a sincerely founded gov't grant site!