Is Your Nonprofit Organization Grant Ready?

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.

  1. Obtain IRS Approval Before Seeking Grant Funding
  2. Demonstrate Success
  3. Track Revenues and Expenditures
  4. Meet Local, State, and Federal Reporting Requirements
  5. Have a Clear Mission Statement

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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.

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