Category Archives: Grants

How to Capture Those Elusive Grants – Part 2

Realize that grant funding is a long haul. It takes time to build up rapport. Grantmakers will typically give you a small grant to get to know you. Some foundations have a policy to not fund any organization in the following funding cycle so that you may have to wait months or even two years…

How to Capture Those Elusive Grants – Part 1

The trouble with obtaining grants from foundations is that you either have to be very well known, like a children’s hospital or a well-established school, or you have to have a very strong “in.” Most non profits, especially new ones, typically have neither. However, if your program is fulfilling a compelling need in a new and creative way, you may still attract those elusive grants. Continue Reading