Every day that we have interactions with our clients and readers there are new questions about grant funding. Below are some questions that have been posed to us lately, with responses. We hope this information will give you some insight on the grant world as well as our company.
It was a dark and stormy night, and the grant deadline was just hours away. A seasoned grant writer was working tirelessly at his desk, filling in scary budget numbers. Suddenly, the office went dark. Shadows were cast across the blank computer screen where just minutes ago an almost fully completed grant application shone brightly. The grant writer’s mind immediately was thrown into the catacombs of unearthly possibilities. Is it a thief in the night trying to hide his entrance? Could it finally be the zombie apocalypse or aliens trying to take him to a different land? It was only after he made his way across the dim room to peer through the window that he realized it was none of those frightening movie possibilities but a squirrel who had unwittingly sacrificed itself on the power transformer, knocking out the electricity and causing a headache for the grant writer on grant deadline day! The squirrel, alas, was at peace.
When searching for grant opportunities, it is easy to focus on federal, state, and local government funding. However, do not overlook the numerous grant-making foundations that fund a variety of different projects from healthcare to environmental to creative programs and projects. Below, we have compiled a list of 10 United States grant-making foundations that have made the favorites list of several leading foundation experts.