Upcoming webinar: Get that Funding: Insights from a Winning Grant Application

grant applicationRescheduled for Thursday Aug 4  2 – 3 pm EST

Includes copy of winning grant application!

It’s tough out there and the competition for federal and private funding is hard-hitting. Grant seekers need to push back. And, the best way to get a grant is to know what elements of a winning grant stand out and make the judges applaud. To write a winning grant, you need to read some blue-ribbon applications that have won funding.

Everyone wants to drive a Mercedes, but first you need the keys to the ignition and this webinar will give grant seekers the keys to winning that federal grant.

The grant solicitation or application package posted with a federal competition may seem like a dense, untenable document that can only be understood by a select few. Don’t despair. The solicitations are also a wealth of knowledge and — with the right strategies — can serve up hidden tips to improve your funding chances. Continue reading

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STEM Learning Grants Improve K-12 Ed

Grants_ImagePrivate Funder: Nat’l Education Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 CyberLearning grants; Funding Focus: Education & technology; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: School districts, schools, community colleges, colleges, universities, nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling (first come, first served). Continue reading

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Council Grants Improve Child Nutrition, Activity

Funders: Nat’l Dairy Council, state and regional Dairy Councils; Opportunity: 2016 Fuel Up to Play 60 grants; Funding Focus: Health, nutrition, physical activity and recreation; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 schools (applicants must participate in the National School Lunch Program); Funding: Up to $4,000 for multiple awards (the effort has so far distributed more than $9 million to about 4,000 schools across the nation); Deadline: Nov. 2. Continue reading

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Tech Foundation Donations Help Students, Community Groups

The Nat’l Cristina Foundation (NCF) directs donations of used computer equipment to nonprofit organizations, schools and public agencies throughout the United States. These organizations train people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons to lead more independent and productive lives.

Deadline: Rolling. Continue reading

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Education Achievement Projects Can Win support

Funders: Spencer Foundation/University of Illinois Chicago; Opportunity: Education grants; Funding Focus: K-12 education, minorities and student achievement; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Researchers (must partner with a college or K-12 school); Funding: Multiple awards (the foundation distributed about $14 million in grants last year); Deadline: Varies by program. Continue reading

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Insurance Carrier Foundation Favors Projects for Minorities

grantsTravelers is one of the largest providers of property and casualty insurance products in the United States. The St. Paul Travelers Foundation funds a wide range of programs, particularly those designed to help the underserved and minorities. It made $8 million in grants last year.

Deadline: Rolling. Continue reading

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Kopp Family Foundation Underwrites Programs for Homeless Youths

Private Funder: Kopp Family Foundation (formerly Caring and Sharing Foundation); Opportunity: 2016 Grants; Funding Focus: Education, youth development and the elderly; Geographic Focus: Primarily in Minnesota; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, the foundation distributed $1.3 million last year, maximum award around $50,000; Deadline: Rolling (letters of intent). Continue reading

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Child Welfare Programs Get Aid from Carls Foundation

Grants_ImagePrivate Funder: Carls Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 grants; Funding Focus: Youth, disabilities and healthcare; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundation made $5.8 million in grants last year); Deadline: Varies, see below. Continue reading

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Funder Aids Children With Speech, Language Disorders

grantsFunder: Small Steps in Speech; Opportunity: Language grants; Funding Focus: Children with speech & language disorders; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Nov. 1. Continue reading

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Cereal Funder to Launch Fitness Competition

grantsPrivate Funder: General Mills Foundation; Opportunity: Champions for Healthy Kids Program; Funding Focus: Nutrition, physical fitness and hunger; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: 50 awards of $10,000 each (the foundation gave $28 million in grants last year); Deadline (TBA): (the competition will open later this year). Continue reading

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