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.
On one project, we worked for weeks with a church on a proposal that required a cost match. In-kind funds were acceptable, so we included the cost of transportation that the church was accustomed to providing. But the assistant pastor we were working with did not have signature authority and did not run this by the head pastor. On the day the proposal was due (submitting this late is not recommended!), the head pastor saw the final budget with a dollar-value commitment, and the fear in him grew greatly. He would not sign the proposal.
We have received several inquiries lately about funding to support animal shelters. For all of you animal lovers and shelter workers, this blog is for you. We will highlight a select few of the many grant opportunities that may fit your needs. Remember that we are here to help you. If you need to find additional funding sources, or if you need help throughout any part of the grant process, we offer a variety of services to best fit your needs and help you meet your goals.