The National Trust for Historic Preservation:  Funding History

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Nov 21, 2016 4:13:00 AM

Intrinsic value, hidden treasures, reminders of a city’s unique identity, the perfect spot for a restaurant or specialty shop, a connection to the past. These are only some of the reasons why saving old buildings is a worthwhile quest. The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) is a privately funded, nonprofit organization dedicated to doing just that. Its small grant program awards between $2,500 and $5,000 to local governments and other organizations for planning, advocacy, and community education related to historic preservation.

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Topics: Foundation Grants, Urban Planning

Sports Grants - It's a Great Time to Kick Around Funding Opportunities

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Sep 21, 2016 4:13:00 AM

Are you still going through Olympic withdrawal, one month after the closing ceremony? While everyone else is looking forward to cozy fires and hot chocolate, are you dreading being cooped up indoors? Just because the weather will be turning colder does not mean you have to put sports on hold! Now may be a good time to research the sports grants you need for your perfect future line ups. Here are just a few of the many organizations that fund sports programs to help get you started!

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Topics: Foundation Grants, Parks and Recreation, Education

Happy Earth Day 2016

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Apr 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Earth Day is today, and we would like to help you celebrate the occasion with fun facts, freebies, and a few planet-friendly funding opportunities.

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Topics: Grant News, Foundation Grants, Environment

How Foundation Grants Can Help Small Cities Achieve Strategic Planning Goals

Posted by Beverly Browning on Aug 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM

Are you looking to fund a new small-scale project in your city? Did you know that foundation grant makers have historically made grant awards for projects under $50,000 to small cities? Your city could apply for law enforcement equipment, fire services equipment, community garden essentials, capacity building initiatives, and more.

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Topics: Foundations, Local Government, Foundation Grants

Corporate Foundation Grants - July 2015

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Jul 28, 2015 3:00:00 AM

Whole Kids Foundation: School Garden Grant Program

Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to a K-12 school, or a nonprofit working in partnership with a K-12 school, to support a new or existing edible garden on school grounds. Here's an FAQ on the program. The grant application window for this program is September 1-October 31, 2015.

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Topics: Grant News, Foundation Grants

Knight Cities Challenge Program: A Path to Civic Innovation  

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Apr 2, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Research shows that three things make cities successful: talented people, economic opportunities, and engagement. 


What’s your best idea to make cities more successful?

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Topics: Nonprofits, Local Government, Foundation Grants

Good Press for Your Grantor

Posted by Linda Gilbertson on Jan 5, 2015 4:50:00 AM

So, you and your staff wrote a great grant application that was awarded. Your CEO wrote a letter thanking the funding agency for their generosity, which was sent along with the signed award documents to the agency in a timely manner.

Now you are all ready to get started on your very important project, right?

Not so fast. If the funding agency was a foundation or a corporation, as opposed to the federal or state government, for instance, you definitely need to take one more step: public acknowledgment of the gift.

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Topics: Grant Writing, Foundation Grants

What Grant Makers Are Asking When Reviewing Grant Proposals

Posted by Beverly Browning on Aug 25, 2014 3:00:00 AM

Often when we write a grant proposal, our mind fixates on "our" needs; but it's important that we focus on what the funder wants to read when they receive our grant requests. In this article, I’ll share some feedback that I received after surveying foundations when collecting research for one of my Grant Writing for Dummies editions.

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Topics: Grant Writing, Grant Making, Foundation Grants

Grant Award Announcements (May – Early June 2014)

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Jun 8, 2014 10:00:00 PM

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Topics: Federal Grants, Grant News, Foundation Grants

The State of Grant Making in Indiana

Posted by Stacy Fitzsimmons on Aug 19, 2013 6:00:00 AM

What are we to think about the availability of grant funding in and for the state of Indiana? It's a broad question best approached one grantor category at a time: foundations, state agencies, and the federal agencies each take a slightly different grant seeking strategy.

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Topics: Federal Grants, State Grants, Grant Seeking, Budgets, Foundation Grants