Grants

Promoting Your Grant Successes Online
June 27, 2017 at 10:47 am

What has become a more common additional response in submitted applications is that grant-makers will be recognized via an organization’s social media networks. That statement is then typically followed by a list of the organization’s social networks, and the number of followers for each account is then listed to show the reach of the organization’s networks...

From the Mouth (or Fingertips) of Grant-Makers
May 5, 2017 at 1:59 pm

Starting my professional career as a program officer for a statewide grant-maker is a slightly unusual story, one that is filled with gratitude for my mentors. Leaving grant-making for grant-seeking and eventually grant consulting, another unusual twist in the story...

$5M Donation to Enable Native American Museum in Ohio
April 25, 2017 at 11:10 am

A $5 million donation to a university in Northeast Ohio will enable construction of a museum centering on Native American artifacts and research. University of Akron president Matthew Wilson said the donation from Jim and Vanita Oelschlager will be used to construct The Oak Native American Museum, as part of the Institute for Human Science…

Nonprofit Group Commits $30M for New Omaha VA Facility
April 20, 2017 at 3:29 pm

A nonprofit corporation announced Wednesday that it's signed an agreement with federal officials to raise $30 million for a new veterans outpatient clinic in Omaha. Officials said it's the first of five public-private pilot projects nationwide for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The local money will be added to $56 million already appropriated for the…

Southeastern Louisiana University Receives $10M Donation
April 14, 2017 at 10:23 am

Southeastern Louisiana University receives a $10 million bequest, the largest single donation in its history. SLU spokesperson Mike Rivault says Seth Ryan, a graduate from the Class of 1953, became an anonymous donor 15 years ago. He says Ryan donated much of his estate to the university when he passed away several weeks ago. “Because…

Brown University Receives $24M Gift to Fund Friedman Hall
April 12, 2017 at 10:14 am

With a $24 million gift to fund the comprehensive renovation of the historic Wilson Hall, Brown University will transform one of its most heavily trafficked undergraduate academic buildings into a state-of-the-art facility for teaching and learning in the heart of its College Hill campus. The gift from the Richard A. and Susan P. Friedman Family…

Lerner Foundation Giving $4.8M to Boost Rural School Success
April 11, 2017 at 9:45 am

Eight community organizations, each partnered with a local school district, will each receive a 6-year $600,000 grant as part of a larger effort to spur the post-secondary educational aspirations of rural middle- and high-school students, the Lerner Foundation announced Monday. “Too many young people in rural Maine are missing out on opportunities to reach their…

Using Data to Drive Your Grant-Seeking Decisions
April 4, 2017 at 2:59 pm

In our grant applications, we are careful to select the best statistics to set out our need statement. We are careful to use the best descriptions about the demographics of those our organization serves each day...

Helmsley Grants $5M to Study Rise of Crohn's Disease in the East
March 31, 2017 at 8:38 am

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has provided a total of $5.2 million to the Australasian Gastro Intestinal Research Foundation and the Chinese University of Hong Kong to study environmental factors that influence the development of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), which have been rising in Asia. The 3-year grants will support researchers in Hong…