For those of you that offer grants to the public, how do you get the word out?
I am curious about a few things: What is the most popular way of marketing grant opportunities? Do you find that some methods work better than others? What are some more creative / out-of-the-box methods of marketing your grants?
Community Foundation Grants to Non-501(c)(3)s
Hi there, I'm not sure there's been a discussion like this on this forum... Increasingly, we at Community First Foundation are finding opportunities to engage and better our community which lie outside of traditional 501(c)(3) grantmaking. What is your community foundation's process for making charitable grants to…
What documentation are recipients asked to provide to verify enrollment & pay scholarships?
My organization currently requests scholarship recipients to submit their school bill and class schedule in order to verify enrollment and proceed to paying out scholarship awards. However, we have noticed students are often waiting on schools for a long time to get this information. This often leads to very short…
Fees for Services
Hi all, We are in discussions with a local city to possibly run their annual grant cycle through our GLM software. We would create the process, vet applications, set up evaluations and participate in a Grant Committee meeting to determine awards. My understanding is we would hold a fund at the community foundation for this…
Other funders seeing fewer applications submitted?
Hello. We’ve been getting fewer applications in recent weeks (possibly months), and we’re not sure of the reasons. One theory is that some NPOs are getting CARES money and are less reliant on grants. Are others experiencing this too? Thanks for any feedback!
Grant Budget Guidelines
Hello: I'm looking for best practices regarding budget guidelines. Our major grant allows for the PI to charge 10% of their salary and they have to commit 20% of their time to the project. They can charge 100% of their benefits to the project. Also, we allow other team members working on the project to charge 100% of their…
Grant Application Timeframe
Hi, For those with annual grant cycles, how long do you keep your grant application open? I've played around with 2, 3 or 4 weeks and it seems like most organizations will wait until the last minute to submit regardless of how long the application timeframe is. Curious what others do and if you see the same thing? Thanks!…