State of Grantseeking
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The State of Grantseeking Survey spotlights recent developments in funding so that organizations can be more strategic in their grantseeking.
The resulting—free—State of Grantseeking reports, published in May, serve as valuable analytic tools for organizations to review their grantseeking efforts, report on performance, and plan for the future. The benchmarks suggest reasonable levels of funding to expect for an organization based on median awards by organizational budget and mission. This leading-edge information is key data for all organizations, and you can compare a subset of your details on the GS Benchmarker.
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GS Insights: Blog
By Diana Holder
When it comes to soliciting donations from foundations or other charities, the requirements are usually pretty stringent. In the U.S., it’s virtually impossible to apply for a foundation grant without nonprofit 501(c)(3) status. In Canada, the rules have traditionally excluded any organization that is not a registered charity or qualified donee from applying. However, changes are afoot in Canada that may open up grant opportunities to a wider range of organizations.
Because the nonprofit sector is a vital leader in building and sustaining equitable and thriving communities, the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits serves as a statewide network for nonprofit board and staff members, an information center on effective organizational practices, and an advocate for the nonprofit sector as a whole. Our services reach all sizes and types of 501(c)(3) nonprofits and we work closely with other local, state, and national groups that assist nonprofits.
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Partner Depot - Kubota
Do you know a community project in need? Kubota wants to help make an impact in YOUR community. Through the Kubota Hometown Proud grant program, Kubota will award 20 grants to deserving hometown projects across the country. Each project can be as diverse and imaginative as your community. Grant applications can be submitted by any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or municipality with a closely affiliated nonprofit. Visit KubotaHometownProud.com for more information or to apply.
Contest open only to legal residents of the 50 US/DC, 18+ who are designated representatives of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, located within 50 miles of an authorized Kubota dealer. Void where prohibited. Enter Contest before 4/12/24 at 11:59:59 pm CT. Sweepstakes open only to 50 US/DC 18+ (19 AL and NE, 21 MS). Enter Sweepstakes by voting 8/1- 8/14/24. Subject to full Official Rules, including prizes, judging criteria, and all details, visit KubotaHometownProud.com. Sponsor: Kubota Tractor Corporation, 1000 Kubota Drive Grapevine, TX 76051.
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Over the past decade, donor advised funds (DAFs) have become an increasingly popular giving vehicle. To learn more about trends in this area, you may want to read The National Study on Donor Advised Funds. Recently released by the DAF Research Collaborative, this report represents the most extensive independent study on DAFs to date. It includes information about DAFs from 2014 to 2022, covering aspects such as account size, age, type, succession plan, donor demographics, contributions, grants, payout rates, and grantmaking speed.
National Funding Spotlight
Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) uses evidence and reason to serve people who want to help animals. Through the Movement Grants program, support is aimed at building and strengthening the global animal advocacy movement. Learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.
Local Funding Spotlight
The Wisdom Family Foundation's mission is to empower children, families, and communities to be their best. The Foundation provides support in greater Chicago, IL; Twin Cities, MN; and northern Wisconsin. Learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.
Canadian Funding Spotlight
The Sonor Foundation supports high-impact organizations working on pressing issues facing Canadian communities. In 2024, the Foundation’s Reconnect Impact Challenge will invest $1.5 million to support children and youth connected to the child protection system to connect with kin. Learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.
International Funding Spotlight
Mama Cash supports women’s, girls', and trans and intersex people's groups around the world. The Resilience Fund provides core, flexible grants to self-led groups, collectives, and organizations of women, girls, trans people, and intersex people in Africa, West Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. Learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.