One comment we get frequently from grantseekers is how frustrating it can be when they finally have their entire organization pulling in the same direction and ready to go after funding only to find that the best grant opportunity is still six months away. Of course there are plenty of planning and team-building activities you can undertake if you’ve got lots of lead time, many of which we’ve highlighted in past issues of FUNDED, but grantseekers usually prefer something they can act on now.
That’s what we’ve got for you. Of course, this is not a comprehensive list of all the open opportunities out there, some of which may be an even better fit for your project. Instead, we’ve selected grants that are:
· Open – with deadlines from April 14th (get on those I3 pre-applications!) to November 6th
· Competitive – new, un-spoken-for money for your organization
· Accessible – enough money available to make more than just a handful of awards across the country
· Diverse – funding organizations in three broad categories (K-12, Higher Education, and Public Safety), and generally encouraging collaboration with an even wider segment of the public sector community
We hope you find something in this month’s issue that’s worth pursuing, and if not, we hope these opportunities at least get you started on your search for the best funding source for your project.
As always, if you have comments, feedback, corrections, or topics for future issues, feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you enjoy this issue of FUNDED as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!
Editor and Publisher, FUNDED