The 3 Types of Grant Structures in Local Government:  Which One Are You?

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Apr 5, 2017 6:05:00 AM

In our Definitive Guide to Grant Funding, three types of grant structures in local government are identified, along with the characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of each.  In order to improve the grant process, it is always wise for organizations to assess their current situations and know their strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately, knowing where you fit in the three categories below will help you improve your capacity to seek and manage grants in an increasingly competitive environment.

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Topics: Grants Management Best Practices

Playground Grants from KaBOOM!

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Apr 3, 2017 4:01:00 AM

KaBOOM! and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree.  Play is a crucial part of a healthy childhood.  Play helps with the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of children.  It encourages creativity, gives them the opportunity to practice decision-making and teaches them the interpersonal skills they need to work well in groups.  To ensure that more kids have access to engaging places where they can have fun together, KaBoom!  offers a variety of grants and other resources to build and enhance community playgrounds.

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Topics: Parks and Recreation

Special Opps: Funding and More for March 30, 2017

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Mar 30, 2017 4:00:00 AM

“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network: Research.

 

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Topics: Grant News

How Best Buy is Helping to Fill the Skills Gap

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Mar 29, 2017 4:11:00 AM

According to Technology First Magazine, each year in the U.S. there are 120,000 new jobs that require a computer science degree, but only 49,000 students are graduating with information technology related majors. No one needs advanced mathematical training to know that this means approximately 71,000 IT jobs may remain vacant. The Best Buy Community Foundation is helping to fill the skills gap by providing grants to organizations that help inspire young people, particularly underserved young people, to choose careers in technology.

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Topics: Foundation Grants, Employment

YouthBuild:  Reclaiming Kids and Their Communities

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Mar 27, 2017 4:15:00 AM

"We'd rebuild the abandoned houses. We'd take them away from the drug dealers and give them to the homeless people." When staff members from the original Youth Action Program asked young people in 1978 what they would do to save their communities if they had the chance, that was the answer they received. Good intentions were turned into tangible deeds as the total number of affordable homes built by YouthBuild students has reached over 33,000 to date. Inspired by its Youth Action predecessor , YouthBuild helps some of the 2.3 million 16-24 year olds who are neither in school or employed attain marketable job skills while simultaneously helping their communities increase the availability of affordable housing. It is currently offering grants to organizations who will provide occupational skills training to at-risk youth as they build and renovate homes to be used by low-income families.

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Topics: Education, Housing

Special Opps: Funding and More for March 23, 2017

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Mar 23, 2017 4:00:00 AM

“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network: Research.

 

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Topics: Grant News

Grant Writing Paralysis - Has It Happened to You?

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Mar 22, 2017 4:05:00 AM

Grant writing paralysis. It is something that happens to everyone at one time or another, whether they are veteran professionals or municipal employees who only work on grants every so often. Temporary self-doubt makes starting that upcoming application increasingly difficult. Sometimes the more important the project, the higher the stakes, the greater the inertia. While we can't promise an instant cure, we have compiled a list of previous posts that provide valuable tips to help you get back on track.

 

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Topics: Grant Writing

Foundation Funding for First Responders

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Mar 20, 2017 4:10:00 AM

Even though first responders do some of the most important and dangerous work in the country, funding is often insufficient to meet their needs. Budget shortfalls can be a constant challenge and departments must become creative in finding the resources they need simply to do their jobs. Here are four private foundations that assist public safety agencies with equipment, training and other support, listed in alphabetical order.

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Topics: Law Enforcement, Fire Grants

Special Opps: Funding and More for March 16, 2017

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Mar 16, 2017 4:00:00 AM

“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network: Research.

 

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Topics: Grant News

Youth Baseball Grants - The Baseball Tomorrow Fund and More

Posted by Brad Cyran on Mar 15, 2017 4:10:00 AM

With spring just around the corner, many youth baseball and softball leagues across the nation are gearing up for opening day. If your local diamond needs to get back into playing shape after a long off-season, consider the following funding opportunities to help turn your field of dreams into a reality.

 

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Topics: Foundations, Parks and Recreation

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