When looking for a grant to fit your organization’s needs, consider both government grants and foundation grants. While both types can provide the funding you need, government grants can take six months to a year for review while private foundations typically take only three months. So, if you need a quicker turnaround, you may want to look at which private foundations are giving the most money and consider how you can appeal to those foundations’ goals. Here are 10 foundations that are giving the most money.
Summer school, summer camp, summer programs? What summer situation are you in need of funding? With the school year coming to a rapid end, many parents are looking for activities to keep their kids busy for the summer months, and many foundations are looking to support organizations that can make this happen. Time is running out on getting grant funding for this summer, so here is a sampling of the grants you should know about.
In 2010, the City Council of Asheville, North Carolina adopted a goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 20% over five years. They adopted a broad range of initiatives with the largest project replacing all 9,000 of the city’s street lights with energy efficient LED fixtures. Of the 17 environmental projects totaling over $10 million in project costs, over half were funded through grants. . For example, the community used funding from The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program from the U.S. Department Energy for phase one of the street light project. The grants totaled over $4 million, 42% of the city’s total costs In the end, the community is expecting to save over 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide just by changing the street lights. Additionally, the environmental projects will also save the city millions of dollars in energy reduction.