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.

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Types of Grants to Watch Out For:

  1. Grants for organizations that focus on improving access to education either locally or worldwide.
  2. Grants for organizations that work to help children in poverty-stricken areas internationally (e.g., Africa, South America, Asia, etc.).
  3. Grants for young people in philanthropy.
  4. Grants for Jewish individuals in philanthropy.
  5. Grants for organizations run by women.

How to Find Grants:

  1. General Google Search or Advanced Google Search.
  2. Look at corporate websites for grant opportunities.
  3. Some websites, which can be found via Google Search, offer a comprehensive list of grants. Click here to see an example.

Grant Submission:

If you find a grant that you believe Write the Future should apply for, please fill out this form.

Form Attached Here