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.
I do not endorse any information on this site.
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.
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
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
- Grant writing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grant writing refers to the practice of completing an application process for funding provided by an institution such as a government department, corporation, foundation or trust.
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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Resources for Finding Funding
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on December 9 a new web site that will streamline grant information for "all customers of Federal grants."
- Minnesota Council on Foundations - Writing a Successful Grant Proposal
Grantseeking Basics MN Grantmakers Online Guide to MN Grantmakers•Minnesota Grantmaker Links • E-Newsletter • Grantseeking Seminars • Grantmaker Deadlines • Nonprofit Calendar •More
- CPB: Grant Proposal Writing Tips
Grants Programs & Projects About Open Grants, Archived Grants, Grant Proposal Writing Tips
- Grant Advocate Resource Center
Sponsored by the National Educational Network, Inc. (NENI) Our website features a collection of links for non-profit jobs, available grants, grant management, scholarships and
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
Grants for Women
- Winning Government Grants for Women - WAHM.com
Government grants for women are a thing often talked about but rarely pursued. Each year, the government offers millions of dollars to women with no required repayment or interest attached.
Your Grant Writing Experience
Have you written or receieved a grant?
"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."
Grants for Writers and Illustrators
- Nic Bits: Grants Available for Writers and Illustrators
Monday, April 28, 2008Grants Available for Writers and IllustratorsUsing grants awarded by the Wisconsin Center for the Book, communities can celebrate and explore the literature of Wisconsin with its authors
Never spend your money before you have it.— Thomas Jefferson
Have you been the recipient of Grant Money? What did you receive it for and from whom?
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