Grants

June Funding Round Up: 5 Potential Grant Opportunities for Your Nonprofit
June 22, 2018 at 10:40 am

In a nation of over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations all striving for significant change, it can be challenging to find a grant worth the application process. Grants take up plenty of time and resources, and with everything that you and your team need to accomplish on a day-to-day basis, the last thing you need to…

Nonprofit Funders, It’s Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves
May 22, 2018 at 11:52 am

A growing number of nonprofit funders participating in the “effective philanthropy” movement have embraced the idea that grant dollars can’t change everything. They steep all aspects of their work and staff in the belief that effective foundations don’t exist to grant money...

Foundation Reporting Study
March 13, 2018 at 11:07 am

In a nation of over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations all striving for significant change, it can be challenging to find a grant worth the application process. Grants take up plenty of time and resources, and with everything that you and your team need to accomplish on a day-to-day basis, the last thing you need to […]

6 Metrics to Measuring Fundraising Grant Program Success
March 7, 2018 at 11:30 am

Nonprofits owe it to themselves to regularly and systematically assess the health of its grants management program, as doing so will help ensure success in this critical realm going forward. Many factors affect grant writing success...

Corporate Volunteer Grants 101: A Beginner’s Guide
February 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Although it’s tempting at times to think of the nonprofit and the business worlds as completely separate, they actually rely on each other in a number of significant ways. In a socially conscious age, businesses genuinely want to support good work in their communities to be rewarded with positive public image...

3 Reasons Why ‘Capacity Building’ Is Not a Grantmaking Strategy
February 7, 2018 at 12:44 pm

My work has taken me from the Florida Keys to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula and without fail, no matter which community I visit, I will at some point hear nonprofit funders comment, “Oh no, we don’t do capacity building. It’s just not a part of our focus.”...

A Practical Guide to Collaboration in Grantmaking
January 25, 2018 at 1:39 pm

Foundations and nonprofits have ambitious goals. In our work, we often talk about how systems change and foundations make major investments to achieve societal impact. This work is incredibly challenging and complex, and, increasingly, we are all coming to the realization that the old ways of working are becoming obsolete...

Grants to Strengthen Financial Sustainability of Agencies Serving Persons With Disabilities, Vulnerable Children
January 11, 2018 at 12:11 pm

Lilly Endowment has approved $80 million in grants for seven human services agencies that help individuals with disabilities and three agencies that help vulnerable children and youth. The grants are designed to support the agencies—all based in central Indiana—as they enhance their long-term impact by building stronger financial futures. Each agency will use most of…