RFP (Request for Proposal): An RFP is when a foundation announces that it is currently fielding grant proposals from non-profits.
Grant Guidelines: These are certain requirements that a non-profit must meet in order to be eligible to apply for the grant. Example: check out Walmart’s Grant Guidelines as they are clear, detailed, and specific. Click here.
Grant Proposal: If the non-profit concludes that it is eligible to apply for the grant, then they must fill out an application (a.k.a a grant proposal) for the grant.
Verifying a Non-Profit:
GuideStar is an online resource that can verify the legitimacy of an organization and give you an overview of their financials. Here is a step-by-step on how to use GuideStar.
Types of Grants to Watch Out For:
- Grants for organizations that focus on improving access to education either locally or worldwide.
- Grants for organizations that work to help children in poverty-stricken areas internationally (e.g., Africa, South America, Asia, etc.).
- Grants for young people in philanthropy.
- Grants for Jewish individuals in philanthropy.
- Grants for organizations run by women.
How to Find Grants:
- General Google Search or Advanced Google Search.
- Look at corporate websites for grant opportunities.
- Some websites, which can be found via Google Search, offer a comprehensive list of grants. Click here to see an example.
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