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What to Do When the Funds Dry Up

Wed, Jul 22, 2015 @ 12:07 PM / by Roland Garton posted in state of grant giving, ask these questions when writing a grant, best practices in grant writing, application tips, state of Illinois giving, state funding cuts, Illinois budget, state of Illinois budget, long-range planning

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Our company is based in Illinois, a state whose budget woes are getting national attention. Many of our municipal contacts are faced with a disheartening situation: state funds that have been reliable sources of support for many years suddenly are no longer available. Although such funds are never guaranteed, they have in the past been steady enough to build budgets around them. Now those budgets are in jeopardy. As a result, our consultations and strategy sessions often revolve around replacement funding.

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Three Top-Funding Foundations and Sectors in the United States

Tue, Dec 2, 2014 @ 14:12 PM / by Michelle Hansen posted in state of grant giving, Ford, human services grants, grants for health, education grants, grants for education, health grants, grant trend, grant sources, foundations, foundation grant, foundation grant money, foundation grants, grant impacts, grants, Gates, Walton, grants for human services

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Out of the $316.2 billion of private giving in the United States in 2012 (latest year for which real numbers are available), 16% came from foundations. (72% was from individuals). Grants from foundations are a major source of funds that support impact-making organizations in the United States. These numbers are according to a report, “Key Facts on U.S. Foundations,” released by the Foundation Center in New York City.  

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