Before spending a lot of time researching grants and writing grant applications for your nonprofit organization, it's important to determine whether your nonprofit is indeed ready for a grant. The following questions can help you to determine if the organization you're working with is ready to pursue grant funding.
- Obtain IRS Approval Before Seeking Grant Funding
- Demonstrate Success
- Track Revenues and Expenditures
- Meet Local, State, and Federal Reporting Requirements
- Have a Clear Mission Statement
Ready to start your research? The Foundation Directory Online Professional, available at the Central Library, is a searchable database of U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities.
Questions? Need help finding potential funders? Ask the Librarian.