Funding

Sharing our knowledge about specific funding opportunities and funding lines.

Diversify: The Cure-all for Your Funding Woes

Diversify: The Cure-all for Your Funding Woes

Grant writing is so often seen as a cure-all for non-profits or other organizations. “If we just get some grants. Then we can do....”.  The truth is putting a proposal together and submitting it to a funder will not guarantee that you will be funded. #Grants are not easy to come by. Often, it takes a year or more before any dollars come in because of a #grant. Our cure? Simple, diversify.  Diversify your funding ...
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Aligning Your Web Presence: A Quick Guide

If you are considering approaching funders for venture capital, impact investments, program-related investments, or other traditional funding, web presence is key. How you present your organization to that potential funder can make the difference between #funding and continued work on a project or having to scale back.  The quick and dirty of it is that everything, from print to web, should be integrated and leveraged, and should be assumed that it will be viewed by ...
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Letters of Support: Best-practices for collecting.

Letters of Support: Best-practices for collecting.

Every once in a while a client will approach me about how to collect Letters of Support (LOS) and often they ask if I have a template.   One of the most difficult parts of the development & fundraising process is collecting high-quality letters of support from project partners and individuals that can speak to the proposal and your ability to run the project should it be funded. Here are some best practices to help ensure that ...
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Blackstone announces new RFP round. Proposals due 10/12/15

Blackstone announces new RFP round. Proposals due 10/12/15

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced it is now accepting applications for the 2016 Blackstone Innovation Grants program, an annual program that awards a series of targeted grants to innovative organizations focused on entrepreneurship and job growth. Now in the fourth year of the program, the Foundation will award up to $5 million in grants to organizations that are tackling the big challenges facing entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ecosystems. The grantees will be selected through a ...
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Useful Websites for Development

Useful Websites for Development

Here is a quick list of the most useful websites to help with funding research The Foundation CenterA national nonprofit that collects information about and for foundations. The “Foundation Finder” is a research tool that helps in locating over 67,000 private and community foundations nationwide. Subscribe to the Philanthropy News Digest for free and keep up to date on your funders. The Grantsmanship CenterA national training institute that helps groups to write and obtain grants ...
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Challenge.gov is open innovation and crowdsourcing competition for all!

Challenge.gov is open innovation and crowdsourcing competition for all!

Challenge.gov is a technical platform and list of challenge and prize competitions, all of which are run by more than 75 agencies across the federal government. These include technical, scientific, ideation, and creative competitions where the U.S. government seeks innovative solutions from the public, bringing the best ideas and talent together to solve mission-centric problems. You will find hundreds of competitions that cover a wide range of interests and require varying levels of skills and ...
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FRHC: Family Restoration and Healing Center awarded Transforming Neighborhood Initiative Fund

FRHC: Family Restoration and Healing Center awarded Transforming Neighborhood Initiative Fund

The Family Restoration and Healing Center (FRHC), Inc., has been selected to receive a grant through the Transforming Neighborhood Initiative (TNI) Community Innovation Fund. Congratulations!! These funds are designated to provide youth ages 15 -21 who have dropped out of school or are failing school with a seven-week IT certification training in the Transforming Neighborhood Initiative communities, and is a part of the Sharing Prince George’s County funding collaborative, a collection of philanthropic resources intended ...
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Get #Funding For Your Project

Get #Funding For Your Project

  Not all enterprising projects generate 100 percent of the financing they need to sustain themselves. Many use a combination of #grant funds and investors to get #funding started or sustain operations. In addition to applying for #grants, you might also try to enlist the help of friends, family, and neighbors. If your idea is good, you won't have to beg... but it can't hurt to bake some cookies. Resources that give support to social ...
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The Top 10 #Grants Available for Minority Owned Businesses

The Top 10 #Grants Available for Minority Owned Businesses

Every year billions of dollars are awarded in the form of free money and other types of #funding, especially in the form of business #grants. Most people know this money exists, but just don’t know where to apply, how much they qualify for, or even where to get an application. Contrary to popular belief, free money is available to entrepreneurs. While rare and very competitive, real business grants do exist. Here are the top 10 ...
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SBIR Grants

SBIR Grants

What funding opportunities are available NOW for your #tech-based#smallbiz? Take a look: http://buff.ly/YMwqBC   Solicitations | SBIR.gov ...
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Disaster Relief Resiliency Grant Competition

Disaster Relief Resiliency Grant Competition

Like being safe? Like to plan ahead? I am looking at you states and local governments that experienced a Presidentially-declared major disaster in 2011, 2012, and 2013 and would benefit from diaster releif #funding. New Disaster Relief Resiliency Grant Competition - EfficientGov ...
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Get your technology funded: There's No Such Thing As a Technology Funder

Get your technology funded: There’s No Such Thing As a Technology Funder

Want to get your technology funded? The sad truth = more likely to find unicorns than funders....why there aren't technology funders is primarily because organizations haven't done enough to show how the technology provides social impact to the mission. One of the best ways you can make a strong case to existing funders to get your technology funded is to have a technology plan for your organization that serves as a road map for where ...
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School Safety: At Last! A New School Safety Grant

School Safety: At Last! A New School Safety Grant

With recent events still fresh in our minds; now is the time to plan and prepare. Take advantage of this funding opportunity. #IKnowGrants At Last! A New School Safety Grant - EfficientGov ...
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40 Chances Seed #Grants

40 Chances Seed #Grants

Funding Opportunity: The 40 Chances Seed #Grants program will provide small-scale funding to the most innovative nonprofit organizations and/or Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs). #Grants of $10,000 will be provided to selected winners. Fall applications are due October 15, 2014 at 5 PM EST.   40 Chances - Seed Grants ...
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NIH is #SBIR-ing

NIH is #SBIR-ing

Looking for a way to kick-start your innovative tech-based research? Consider submitting a proposal through #NIH's #SBIR and #STTR program funding line.   Small Business Research Funding Opportunities (#SBIR and #STTR) ...
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GrantChat

GrantChat

Tuesday is #GrantChat day. Follow us on Twitter to join the conversation ...
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The crowdfunding has tripled in size

In the last three years, the crowdfunding industry has tripled in size. Here's a look at how business owners and inventors seeking funding are using the rapidly maturing fundraising method to their advantage: ...
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CCLC Ohio: 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)

CCLC Ohio: 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)

Ohio's CCLC Fiscal Year 2015 application is due Friday, January 29th at 5 p.m and requires an external evaluator. The CCLC program provides opportunities for children who come from economically disadvantaged families and attend low-performing schools to receive academic supports. School districts, schools, community-based organizations, including faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, city or county government agencies, for-profit corporations, and other public or private entities are eligible for this grant. The Ohio Department of Education's ...
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NSF's Advancing Informal STEM Learning Education Funding Opportunities

NSF’s Advancing Informal STEM Learning Education Funding Opportunities

The NSF's Advancing Informal STEM Learning. The purpose of this program is to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments for public and professional audiences. The NSF's Advancing Informal STEM Learning program seeks to provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences, advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments and develop understandings of deeper learning ...
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