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CYF Helps Faith-Based Group Find Literacy, Education Funding
Dear Grant Guru: "We are like a YMCA and are looking literacy, education funding," asks Gwendolyn Irby, a longtime CYF reader. "One of our programs, the Nat'l Christian Writers program, we would love funding for." Grant Guru: Irby is co-founder of the Crawford Irby International Foundation (http://...
posted 3/2/12 5 PM read complete story
(FUNDING TIPS) Watch the Budget Figures when Making Applications to Competitive Grants
We are changing our format a bit. Normally, we focus on one question that will help our readers find and snag the grant funding they need. However, this month we want to address a general complaint with the funding world that has been registered by a number of readers. It goes something like this: ...
posted 8/25/11 08:39 AM read complete story
(FUNDING TIPS) Give Funders Reason to Care about Solving Your Problems
The Grant Guru email inbox gets filled each month with lots of requests for help in finding funding to support particular kinds of program or activities. That's a good thing and we want to encourage readers to continue writing to us. But we also want to address what we see as a gap in this grant-s...
posted 7/12/11 1:43 PM read complete story
(FUNDING) What to Do When Funders Say They Don't Accept Applications
Question: "We read all the grants opportunities posted in CYF, but we did notice that some organizations are starting to say that they are not now "accepting new applications." Should we cross off these funders, or is there another way to approach them." Grant Guru: Interesting question. There is a...
posted 4/22/11 12:06 PM read complete story
(FUNDING TIPS) There are Plenty of Green Grants if You know Where to Look
Dear Grant Guru: "I'm seeking grants that may be associated with conservation, sustainability (green) - commercial and/or residential, community development, plus any that may be specific to environmental or community issues," writes Brandon Gnass, a CYF subscriber. Grant Guru: Good question! We n...
posted 3/25/11 2:24 PM read complete story
(FUNDING) Getting on a Funder's Radar Screen When It Doesn't Accept Applications
Question: What are we supposed to do when a funder says that they don't "accept new applications?" How do we get on their radar screen? Grant Guru: We've had this come up before, and it seems that with the new economic reality in the philanthropic world, the issue has become even more prevalent. S...
posted 2/2/11 12:41 PM read complete story
(FUNDRAISING TIPS) If you Want to Win that Grant, Prepare Early
Dear Grant Guru: "I know you have probably been asked this before, but can you give us some advice for getting started on the grant application process. Especially for beginning grants writers?" Grant Guru: No problem. Beginning grant writers need the most basic of tips for success, but we have fou...
posted 1/7/11 4:17 PM read complete story
(FUNDING TIPS) Guru Offers Sources of Funding for Respite Care, Related Efforts
Dear Grant Guru: "We are hoping to find access to some new funders. Our mission is to help healthcare recipients and their caregivers to have a better quality of life. We do this by teaching people about Share the Care -- a group care giving model that empowers friends, neighbors and acquaintances w...
posted 12/22/10 06:34 AM read complete story
(FUNDING TIPS) Zero In on Local Grants Through our Search Box
Dear Grant Guru: "I seem to have forgotten how to sort the stories geographically. I want to see only ones that are relevant to programs in MA. I am a subscriber. Could you remind me how to do that?" Grant Guru: Of course. Since we launched our website about three years ago, we have been fine...
posted 10/27/10 11:04 AM read complete story
(FUNDING TIPS) Don't Be Like NJ; Watch Those Budget Errors
Grant Guru: We're taking a break from our usualquestion/answer format this month to address an issue that's been filling up our Grant Guru email inbox: the application error that cost New Jersey $400 million in Race to the Top (RTTT) grants. In case you haven't heard, education officials in N...
posted 9/3/10 4:16 PM read complete story
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