Many foundations provide grants only to 501(c)(3) organizations. Therefore, obtaining 501(c)(3) status is often the first step inapplying for grant funds. Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding 501(c)(3) status and what it means for your organization. The Grant Helpers can assist you in applying for this status, and can walk you through other steps to make your organization more desirable to possible funders.
Written by Roland Garton
Not long ago, we did a series on government funding and how the new fiscal habits have changed the face of grant funding. Now more than ever, many organizations are being forced to rely on non-government funds as a source of funding. In this blog, part one of a two-part series, we discuss some of the differences in funding sources (information from the United States Department of Agriculture’s “A Guide to Funding Resources” as well as some of the questions to consider when beginning your funding search. In part two of this series, we will go into more depth regarding those same questions and provide some examples of finding good matches.